Speed Racer
Episode Guide

Speed Racer



  1.) The Great Plan, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: September 23, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Take Flight! Mach, (Beginning)

       The very first episode of Speed Racer starts with Speed telling us about the Mach Five and that Pops, an automotive genius, built it. We also see that there are 2101 km on the odometer as Speed goes between 160 and 180 kph. Speed is in a race weaving through the traffic on the circuit. After winning, Speed is asked to join the team sponsored by Pops' employer but says he can't since Pops doesn't want him to become a professional driver.

       At a company board meeting, Pops is presenting plans he worked on for a year for the improved Mach Five. As he, dressed like a true engineer in work pants and casual shirt, presents his plans to the suit and tie crowd in the board room, Mr. Van Ruffle says Pops' plans are impossible and that he doesn't even want to hear them. Because a unanimous decision is required, the president says he can't allow Pops to proceed with his work. In a typical moment of anger, Pops quits and vows to rebuild the Mach Five himself.

       As Speed and Pops are driving home in the Mach Five, four motorcyclists are awaiting them. As they chase the Mach Five, they get close enough to steal Pop's briefcase with the plans for the new Mach Five. Speed leaps from the Mach Five to one motorcycle, then to another and then still another as the drivers toss the briefcase between them while driving. Speed jumps off one just before it crashes. By then, Pops has followed the others into a mountain tunnel. He says something to the effect of being a former champion of the West Side Grunters and Groaners and that there's going to be a lot of groaning going on now.

       Outside of the tunnel, Speed sees Trixie in her helicopter. He radios her and explains the problem, and she flies off to track down the biker with the plans. Cute little Trixie isn't a girl to mess with though. She gets a good laugh out of running the biker off the road. Back in the tunnel, Pops is doing well fighting the other 3 guys until one knocks him out with a wrench. Just then Speed arrives. It turns out he is an expert martial artist and has no trouble taking care of the 3 bad guys. Pops and Speed can then go pick up the plans from where Trixie ran the guy off the road.

       At their very nice home, Mom doesn't seem the least bit concerned that Pops quit his job. As a matter of fact, she decides it's a good opportunity for Pops to remodel the kitchen, plant some shrubs, and so on. Pops is more concerned with how to get money to work on the new Mach Five. Elsewhere, Mr. Van Ruffle is bawling out his four motorcyclists for being so incompetent; they are all wearing bandages and slings. Just then, a mercenery named Ace Deucey walks in the room. He tells Van Ruffle, "I figured those guys would botch the job and they did. Give me $5,000 clams and I'll get the plans." The two make a deal.

       Speed, however, has been worrying about how Pops will get the money to work on his new Mach Five. He decides to give up his goal of being a pro racer and will sell the Mach Five and give the money to Pops. After telling Sparky this, Sparky suggests instead that Speed should enter the Sword Mountain Race which has a winner's prize of $5,000. After convincing Speed, Sparky sets to work modifying the Mach Five with high traction tires so that it can race in mountainous terrain.

       Back at the Racers' garage, Ace Deucey uses a gun to threaten Pops to give up the plans. When Speed comes home, that scares away Ace Deucey for some reason. Pops realizes he better do something clever to keep the plans hidden. He takes the Mach Five's windshield and etches the plans onto it using invisible ink. After Sparky finishes modifying the Mach Five, Speed takes it to the track for a road test. During it, Duggery, in his red car numbered 2, purposely hits Speed's car putting it into a spin and causing Speed to crash and lose consciousness. Apparently he just did it out of maliciousness.

       Later, Sparky can't find the Mach Five's windshield. Spritle, proud of himself for doing a good deed, unwittingly gives Sparky the windshield with the secret plans on it. Being a good boy, Spritle calls Pops and tells him; Pops is not happy. As Pops talks to himself worrying about the possibility of the windshield being damaged or stolen, it turns out that Ace Deucey has been standing behind Pops listening. He knocks out Pops and leaves. When Pops regains consciousness he calls the track to have the race cancelled but is too late. As he is explaining what happened, the flag to begin the race drops.

       Speed and Duggery are the first to hop in their cars and pull onto the raceway. Duggery purposely causes many crashes, and soon Speed sees him coming up on him. Meanwhile, Ace Deucey in car 13 and five of his men in black cars all numbered zero, enter the circuit. To get other cars out of the way, their hubs have spikes which they use to flatten tires of the cars. Spritle and Chim Chim, who have stowed away in the Mach Five's trunk, peek out and realize they're in trouble with so many bad guys on the way. Even Duggery gets worried. As Deucey's guys catch up to Speed, they threaten that he won't finish the race unless he gives them the windshield. Deucey edges toward Speed and tries to flatten his tire with the spiked wheel. He accelerates around the switchbacks and uses the auto-jacks to escape. The Mach Five goes airborn over the guard rail and careens down a steep mountainside.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Team Captain, (Jack Curtis)
Team Driver 7, (Jack Grimes)
Team Driver 3, (Jack Curtis)
Team Mechanic #1, (Jack Grimes)
Team Mechanic #2, (Jack Curtis)
Team Mechanic #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Mr. President, (Jack Grimes)
Mr. Van Ruffle, (Peter Fernandez)
Board Member, (Jack Grimes)
Skull Duggery, (Jack Curtis)
Ace Duecey, (Jack Grimes)
Motorcyclist #1, (Jack Grimes)
Motorcyclist #2, (Jack Curtis)
Motorcyclist #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Racing Official, (Jack Grimes)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



  2.) The Great Plan, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: September 23, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Take Flight! Mach, (Conclusion)

       As part two begins, Speed explains the Mach Five's steering wheel functions. Elsewhere, Trixie flies overhead in a small airplane and warns Speed that the plans are etched in the windshield and written in invisible ink. Speed, though, has already figured this out since the bad guys are so intent on getting it. As the race progresses, Speed needs to pass Duggery, but just then Ace Deucey's gang shows up and blocks the road ahead. Duggery tells Speed about a path to the left where they can avoid Deucey. Speed uses the Mach Five's rotary saws to cut through the underbrush. Duggery follows with Deucey's gang in close pursuit. Trixie sees what's going on and drops what look like grenades. Deucey's gang stops and hits the dirt thinking grenades are about to explode. But resourceful Trixie has simply dropped harmless smoke bombs. This irritates Ace Deucey who grabs a rifle and shoots down Trixie's plane. Trixie parachutes safely but is then captured by Deucey and company.

       Meanwhile, Duggery has unknowingly begun heading for a volcano. Speed realizes this and follows to warn him. As Speed gets to the mouth of the volcano, he sees Duggery's empty car and realizes he must have fallen in. A small quake topples Speed, and he falls in barely catching himself on the wall. He spots Duggery who is in an even more precarious spot than Speed. Speed helps Duggery and they each get out just in time, only to see that Ace Deucey and his boys are there with their hostage, Trixie.

       From their favorite hiding place in the Mach Five's trunk, Spritle and Chim Chim see the difficult spot Speed and Trixie are in. They distract the bad guys by throwing and slingshotting rocks at them. Finally, they beat the bad guys, but Deucey gets away in the Mach Five. Speed takes one of the car #0s and pursues him. The car is slower than the Mach Five, but Deucey keeps hitting the wrong buttons in the Mach Five, like the auto jacks, which slows him down. Speed catches up and leaps in. He and Deucey fight. Eventually they stop the car and get out at a cliff edge. Speed throws his helmet at the windshield breaking it, so that no one can get the plans. When Deucey is distracted by that, Speed kicks his gun away. During the fight, Deucey falls off the cliff, but isn't killed.

       Like a good racer, Speed continues racing. At the finish line, Pops is happy Speed is okay then is mad when he sees the smashed windshield. Speed crosses the finish line first, but Pops is still mad because Speed raced going against Pops' advice. And as it turns out, the race is cancelled because of the bad tactics used by Ace Deucey which was unfair to the racers.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Skull Duggery, (Jack Curtis)
Ace Duecey, (Jack Grimes)
Driver in Car #0, (Peter Fernandez)
Driver in Car #0, (Jack Grimes)
Driver in Car #0, (Jack Curtis)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



  3.) Challenge of the Masked Racer, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: September 30, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Riddle of the Masked Racer, (Beginning)

       Speed and Trixie are driving in the Mach Five on a windy road along cliffs by the ocean. As a puppy runs out on the road the Mach Five is able to spring over it safely avoiding catastrophe. Further down the road, they stop at a port where a cargo ship is unloading a yellow racing car numbered 9, Racer X's car. Reporters are milling about gossiping about how there are always crashes in races that Racer X enters. They wonder if he is to blame. Behind them, Speed is holding hands with and talking to Trixie. He says no one knows who Racer X is or where he comes from. Speed mentions that Racer X won the Grand Prix at Le Mans four years in a row and that he has won most of the races he's entered. As Racer X gets in his car, a man, Mr. Wiley, runs up to the car. He says he wants to talk to Racer X and that he is on the Trans-Country Race committee. Racer X ignores him and drives off.

       While Pops is sitting at a table in his garage, two men have come to visit. One of them is never named and the other is Mr. Fixer, a crony of none other than Mr. Wiley. The two men are trying to outbid each other to have Pops allow Speed to join their teams. Fixer has introduced himself as being in charge of the Alpha Team. When the bidding reaches $50,000, Pops yells at them to get out; that Speed won't be on either one of their teams. By a road along the ocean, Speed and Trixie are sitting on the hood of the Mach Five watching a pretty sunset. They talk about the Trans-Country Race, and Trixie asks Speed to enter as a favor to her. Just then, the red car #2 from the Alpha Team drives up and stops.

       Zoomer Slick says Pops made a mistake not letting Speed join the Alpha Team and that Speed should have signed on with Mr. Fixer. Slick says he'll win and zooms off. At the Racer family's home that night, they are listening to the news. The Trans-Country Race is described as a grueling 300 miles and the most dangerous race. They show some of the entrants; the Alpha Team with Zoomer Slick, Mr. Fixer and Mr. Wiley. Next, Racer X is shown, and Pops says, "He may be known to bring bad luck to races, but he's one of the best drivers I've ever seen." Finally, the tv announcer says that a young racer named Speed Racer has entered. Pops blows his top, needless to say. Pops then relates to Speed, the story of why Speed's older brother Rex left home.

       Laying in bed that night, Speed wonders why Rex never returned home. Speed wishes that he would. In his office the next day, Mr. Wiley the secret leader of the Alpha Team, is talking to Zoomer Slick. He tells Slick that the Alpha Team has to win. Slick says he'll do whatever it takes, whether it's by the rules or not, but he better be paid well. Spritle and Chim Chim are playing outside with toy models of the Mach Five and the Masked Racer's car, the Shooting Star No. 9. As the models both crash into the sand, the real Racer X walks up scaring Spritle. He gives Spritle some candy to deliver a letter to Speed. Before Spritle gets to the candy, though, Chim-Chim, as usual, eats it first.

       It's rainy and windy that night. In bed (at 10 past midnight), Speed is thinking about what Pops said; that he needs more experience before he can enter a race. It appears that Speed, respecting his father's advice, at this point has withdrawn from the Trans-Country Race. He decides that if he needs experience, driving bad weather of a night like this will help. Speed gets up and goes to the track.

       Speed arrives at the track and within a few moments, so does Racer X. He tells Speed not to enter. Instead of responding, Speed issues a challenge by hopping in the Mach Five and starting to race. Racer X follows. As they speed along the circuit, Speed has trouble keeping the Mach Five under control. With visibility down to zero, one wrong turn spells doom for either of them. Coming around a curve, Speed comes upon a road blocked by boulders and uses the powerful jacks to leap over them. As Speed continues along a seaside road, the ocean beats against the road nearly washing over it. It distracts Speed and he hits some sand barrels barely controlling the Mach Five. On a hilltop by the road, we see someone's hand. It's holding a knife and cuts a rope holding logs. The logs roll down the hill blocking the road. Speed hits them and falls, unconscious, out of the car.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Zoomer Slick, (Jack Grimes)
Mr. Wiley, (Jack Curtis)
Mr. Fixer, (Jack Grimes)
Fat Team Owner, (Peter Fernandez)
TV Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Radio Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Reporter #1, (Jack Grimes)
Reporter #2, (Peter Fernandez)
Reporter #3, (Corinne Orr)
Reporter #4, (Jack Grimes)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



  4.) Challenge of the Masked Racer, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: September 30, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Riddle of the Masked Racer, (Conclusion)

       Racer X brings Speed to his home after the accident. While Speed is still unconscious, Racer X is talking to him. He says he isn't responsible for the crashes and that some mysterious person is out to get him. He doesn't want the person to mistakenly get Speed, and that's why he doesn't want Speed to enter the race. He also says that when he becomes world champion he will reveal his identity to the world.

       Speed wakes up confused since he doesn't know where he is. He looks around the house and sees a vase of white roses, Mom's favorite flower, and many trophies and race pictures. Then he sees Racer X's mask on the floor and hears the shower running. Speed thinks he can finally see who Racer X is. As he thinks about it, he puts the mask on. As luck would have it, thugs from Mr. Wiley's organization have broken in to kidnap Racer X. Instead, they unknowingly make off with Speed after knocking him unconscious with a gun.

       As the thugs leave, Trixie shows up with Spritle and Chim-Chim. She suspects nothing just then. By then, Racer X is out of the shower and realizes what must have happened. Trixie sets off after the red car that left with Speed. The car has turned off the road into the woods, though, and changes its license plate from 1478 to 5539. The red color was simply a cover of some sort. After being pulled off, the car is now white. As they pull onto the road, Trixie sees them and suspects that they're the same car but can't catch them.

       At the mansion, Racer X's mask is pulled off to reveal Speed. Meanwhile, Spritle and Chim-Chim have again stowed away and while peeking through the windows, Mr. Fixer sees them. Spritle is caught, but Chim-Chim escapes. Speed and Spritle are tied up in the basement. At 4:10 p.m. Trixie pulls in to a gas station asking the attendant if he saw a "red car, well a white car -- I mean first it was red then it turned into a white car." She only succeeds in confusing the attendant! Chim-Chim by now has run all the way back to Trixie and uses body language to tell her he knows where Speed and Spritle are. As Trixie begins racing towards Mr. Wiley's mansion, Chim-Chim sits on the hood of the car with horn. He does a pretty good impersonation of a police siren.

       When Trixie finally finds them at Mr. Wiley's mansion, the "siren" distracts an armed thug guarding Speed and Spritle. As Speed kicks away the gun, he and Spritle run, but thug grabs the gun and shoots at them. Unfortunately, not-so-bright Mr. Wiley seems to have been storing many barrels of gasoline (or some other conveniently explosive liquid) in his basement. When the gunshots miss Speed and Spritle, the bullets hit the barrels and end up causing a chain reaction explosion. Everyone, good guy and bad, run for it, as the house goes up in flames. Trixie screams seeing flames and hearing gunshots thinking Speed and Spritle are in there. Racer X had arrived, though, and saved Speed and Spritle when they were knocked unconscious during their escape. He then asks Speed to stay out of the race because these men will play more dirty tricks. Of course, we know what Speed's response will be. So it seems that even though Pops half-convinced Speed to withdraw, Speed just couldn't help himself.

       On race day, there are 36 cars at the starting line of "the most important race of the year." While Pops and Mom are watching the race on tv from home, the announcer says there is a new entrant, Happy Doodle, in the Mach Five. Ooh, that tricky Speed. Everyone, including the announcer and Pops and Mom at home, realize it must be Speed. At that point, Speed's parents go down to the track to watch in person. As the race begins, Racer X arrives just in time to take part. Again, Racer X asks Speed to get out of the race. During this, Sparky holds up a sign with "+4" in the 20th lap.

       In the stands, Fixer tells Wiley he's set it up so that gasoline will be put in Racer X's radiator at the next pit stop. But wouldn't you know, Spritle and Chim-Chim overhear. They quickly run down to the pit and swap barrels. Racer X ends up getting water in his radiator, but the driver of Alpha Team car #1 gets gasoline in his. It quickly blows up, dazing him. As another Alpha Team car bumps Racer X's, Racer X's car loses a wheel. As Alpha Team car #3 tries to avoid the rogue wheel, he swerves and crashes. From the crowd, though, another bad guy uses a mirror to shine light in Racer X's eyes. X swerves. Then, Racer X purposely slides sidewise to reflect sun off his mirror into an Alpha Team car #3's eyes who hits X, spins, and crashes. Then, Racer X slides sideways again onto 2 wheels making a ramp out of his car. Alpha Team car #4 flies up the "ramp" and crashes. Two more Alpha Team cars, #2 and #3 hit Speed who swerves, then Racer X spins round causing more confusion. Alpha Team car #4 crashes. Racer X is hurt slightly, so Speed turns around to go help. But a race is a race, and they hop in their cars and go. On the last lap, Racer X has to push his car to the pit for repairs. Now, Alpha Team car #2 is in the lead, but not for long. The race finishes, first through third, with Speed, Racer X, and Zoomer Slick in car #2.

       In the crowd, Pops jumps for joy and then pretends he's mad since Speed entered without his permission. At Trixie's and Sparky's urgings, Pops decides that Speed can become a racer. Speed, meanwhile, is thinking about the race he's won realizing that Racer X is a far better driver than he is. Speed runs outside the track to find Racer X, but he's hiding nearby. Speed's inner thoughts say, "The Masked Racer's gone. I wanted to ask him why he let me win." In the distance, Racer X says, "Speed, I hope you'll be the best racer in the world." He walks away and Speed turns around in surprise when he hears Racer X's car pull out and leave. "Huh? Someday I'll find out who he is. And someday we'll have a race between just the two of us."



       Speed Racer note:

       The original Japanese episode title is The Riddle of the Masked Racer. The episode is based on two chapters of the manga that center on Racer X, the long-lost and older brother of Speed. The first manga chapter is titled The True Spirit of a Racer and the other manga chapter is titled Challenge of the Masked Racer. These are the U.S. titles that were transcribed from the Japanese comics.

       For the filmed anime, elements from both chapters were rewritten into a single story and spread out in two parts. The stormy race was seen in both manga chapters with Speed and Racer X. It was culled from the Spirit chapter and then written into the episode, Challenge of the Masked Racer. The Car Acrobatic Team made their debut in the Challenge manga, but it was decided they would be omitted from the episode's storyline. The Car Acrobatic Team needed more time for development and were given the spotlight in The Most Dangerous Race and The Trick Race.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Zoomer Slick, (Jack Grimes)
Mr. Wiley, (Jack Curtis)
Mr. Fixer, (Jack Grimes)
Wiley's Henchman #1, (Jack Curtis)
Wiley's Henchman #2, (Jack Grimes)
Wiley's Henchman #3, (Jack Grimes)
Alpha Team Driver #1, (Peter Fernandez)
Alpha Team Driver #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Alpha Team Driver #3, (Jack Grimes)
Pit Crewman #1, (Jack Grimes)
Pit Crewman #2, (Jack Grimes)
Sunny Downs Pit Man, (Jack Grimes)
Gas Station Attendant, (Jack Grimes)
City Driver, (Jack Curtis)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



  5.) The Secret Engine, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: October 7, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Mystery of the Classic Car, (Beginning)

       Speed takes Spritle and Chim Chim for a test drive in the Mach Five after Pops fine tunes the carburetor. While driving, they hear on the radio that Tongue Blaggard, head of an unscrupulous, worldwide organization with thousands of men, has escaped from Sung Along Prison and feared to be hiding in Hightax Town. Just then, Speed rounds a curve and spots an old bearded man, Mr. Klepto, Jr., and his granddaughter in an old but well cared for Model T. It has begun to rain and Speed offers to help the old man who, though he can barely manage the chore, is too stubborn to accept help. A half hour later, he finally has the top up - but the rain has stopped. Speed, Spritle, Chim Chim and Mr. Klepto's grand-daughter can't help laughing which greatly annoys Mr. Klepto.

       Back at the racetrack, Fireball Rust is coaching Speed and other drivers in the finer points of professional racing. They practice like the races at Le Mans. That is, they run to their cars, jump in and take off. Rust tells Speed to do it. As he runs Speed falls then trips again trying to hop into the Mach Five. As the other racers get a good laugh out of it, Racer X is watching from the side. He does some fancy acrobatics, runs over to the Mach Five, hops in and takes off. He stops by his car, flips over to it and zooms away. Rust says that's the way to do it and that no one is better than Racer X at it.

       Leaving the track, Speed, Spritle and Chim Chim come across Mr. Klepto, Jr. and his granddaughter on the road changing a flat tire. As Mr. Klepto again refuses help, he says that Speed does know the joys of driving since Speed's car has an automatic transmission. Speed shows him that that's not so and offers him a ride. Mr. Klepto admits to being impressed with the Mach Five. This results in a dinner invitation. At his house, we see that Mr. Klepto has adopted many, many children even though he is not rich. His grand-daughter is the only child related to him by blood.

       Outside, Blaggard is driving by and spots Klepto's Model T and wonders if it's the one owned by Light Fingers Klepto many years ago. They steal the car and bring it back to Blaggard's large, underground hideout. When Mr. Klepto sees that his car is stolen, he tells Speed how it belonged to his father, Light Fingers. Even though his father was a criminal, Mr. Klepto loved him. Forty-five years ago, his father was double-crossed by his men and killed. His last words to his son, Mr. Klepto, were, "The car..." Mr. Klepto says that the car means very much to him and is a playmate of the children. Speed vows to help find the old Model T.

       Back at home, Pops and Sparky are sad because they haven't had a single customer in their new business, Pops Motors. But Mom cheers them up saying that life is wonderful and would be perfect if only Rex would come back home. Rex is eavesdropping by the garage door and says to himself that he wants to come home but first wants to make Speed the best driver in the world. He drives off. In her helicopter, Trixie spots Mr. Klepto's Model T by the road. To help Pops' business, Trixie convinces Pops to do the first customer for free - which just happens to be Mr. Klepto. Then, as word gets out, all Model T owners in the are swamp Pops and Sparky with business, but they all have the same problem. This puzzles Speed who suspects it has something to do with Mr. Klepto's father, Light Fingers. Back at the Klepto's house, Speed digs up the old Model T engine and sees that it is engine number 9870000.

       We then learn that in prison Blaggard learned from one of Light Fingers Klepto's double-crossed men that Light Fingers' engine will lead them to a billion dollars hidden somewhere in Misty Valley. As an obvious trap, Speed puts a flag with number 9870000 on the Mach Five and drives around, but Speed's plan works too well. Some of Blaggard's men spot the flag, notify Blaggard and an all out pursuit ensues. Speed loses one car and then the next as well. But a helicopter and more cars, including a troop carrying truck, are now following Speed and Mr. Klepto. At the same time Racer X is trying to come to their rescue but is unsure how to cross the mountainous terrain between him and Speed. But making a difficult situation still more difficult, the chopper sends down a ramp which is used by many motorcycles to come aground. They all have machine guns mounted on their windscreens. Speed zooms away doing his best to outrun Blaggard's small army.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Mr. Klepto, Jr., (Jack Grimes)
Fireball Rust, (Jack Curtis)
Granddaughter Susie, (Corinne Orr)
Tongue Blaggard, (Peter Fernandez)
Blaggard's Driver, (Jack Curtis)
Blaggard's Henchman, (Jack Grimes)
Blaggard's Henchman, (Jack Curtis)
Sure-Shot Slugum, (Jack Curtis)
Race Driver H, (Jack Grimes)
Race Driver, (Jack Curtis)
Race Driver, (Peter Fernandez)
Race Driver, (Jack Grimes)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



  6.) The Secret Engine, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: October 7, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Mystery of the Classic Car, (Conclusion)

       Speed hits "B" on the steering wheel to engage the special belted tires so that the Mach Five can race up a mountain. He is then able to confront the bad guys head on causing many motorcycle crashes. Racer X has now arrived and helps get rid of some more bad guys. Speed thinks he's got the situation under control and leaps out of his car. He grabs a guy asking him who sent him. But just then the large helicopter hovers lower and tells Speed to look behind him. There is a huge hulk of a man, maybe 10 feet tall, named Tiny standing there. He knocks out Speed and Mr. Klepto and they're taken to Blaggard's hideout. After they come to and Blaggard threatens to have Tiny hit Mr. Klepto when he refuses to divulge where the Model T engine 9870000 is, Speed says he destroyed it but remember the numbers. He offers Blaggrd 1/3 of the money if he'll take them to Misty Valley to find it. Mr. Klepto, who sees this as his money left him by his father, offers to give Speed enough to be able to enter the Multipeak Race.

       Blaggard agress to bring Speed and Klepto to Misty Valley. He even lets Speed call Pops at home to give an excuse as to why he'll be away all night. After telling Pops he'll be on a long drive with a friend, he says to tell Trixie that he can't afford the ring for $650 and she'll just have to forget about it. This is a secret code. On their way to Misty Valley, Speed tries to contact Trixie by radio but someone has taken some of the radio tubes and he can't.

       Because Misty Valley is so far away, they all have to stop at an abandoned lodge for the night. While all of Blaggard's guys are snoring heavily, Speed tries to sneak out and contact the police on his radio, but Blaggard comes out to see what he's up to. Blaggard sees all the buttons on the steering wheel and asks about them. He pushes "G" and the homing robot shoots out and the panel on the console opens. Having a grand old time, Blaggard uses the joystick to control the bird-shaped robot and crashes it into the ground before bringing it airborne again. Then he hits the "H" button next to the joystick which, unknown to him, sends the robot home to the Racer family.

       Late that night at the Racer's family home, Trixie bangs on the door wanting to give Speed a piece of her mind for standing her up and not going to the party that night. At the same time, Spritle is up for a midnight snack because, he tells Mom, the homing robot woke him up. Pops and Trixie realize something must be wrong. Thinking about the message from Speed to Trixie, about the $650 ring, our brilliant little Trixie says, "Pops! Add a couple of zeros to it and that's the red zone on the Mach Five's tachometer. That must mean Speed is in danger!!" Pops also notices that the robot has no note inside but has red clay on it. Later we find that Trixie realized the red clay comes from Misty Valley.

       Next morning, a dirty but very pretty blond girl, Lana, who is native to the mountains, is picked up by Blaggard's men to be their guide. After flirting a bit with Speed we find out she's none other than Trixie in disguise! She knocks the bad guy in the car with them out of the Mach Five and tells Speed to go to the village ahead because Pops is waiting there for them. Speed uses the Mach Five's rotary saws to cut through the forest and escape Blaggard's men. At the village, they see Pops but soon discover that it is Blaggard dressed as Pops. Pops is tied up in the closet. Spritle and Chim Chim, however have stowed away in Trixie's helicopter out front and sneak out; but in doing so, Spritle's clothes are torn to shreds.

       Blaggard then forces Speed to take them to the spot indicated by the numbers on the engine. They know they've found it because there's a big "X" on a boulder there! At that point, Blaggard decides it's okay to kill Speed, Pops and Trixie. But Chim Chim comes to the rescue leading a large group of monkeys to attack the bad guys. During it all, Pops yells, "Spritle you're liable to catch the sniffles dressed like that!" As Speed flips Tiny into a mountainside, rocks crash down, covering Tiny.

       Blaggard shows up with a flame thrower, but Racer X hits all the bad guys with his car just in time. Blaggard, somehow unhurt, flees in his car. As Speed pursues in the Mach Five, Blaggard first drops oil, then lights it on fire, then drives on top of the water, but nothing stops Speed. As Blaggard gets to the other side of the lake, Speed surfaces. Blaggard has his chopper come down and pick him up, but Speed uses the homing robot to knock the briefcase of money out his hands. Blaggard and Speed run down to the case, and open it. When they do, the money turns to dust before their eyes.

       Later, Inspector Detector makes his first appearance in the series and congratulates Speed on capturing a dangerous criminal. The reward money is $100,000. Speed decides to give it all to Mr. Klepto, Jr. who wants to open a home for children needing one. Pops says they'll all work hard to get money to send Speed to the Multipeak Race. Racer X watches all this from a hilltop.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Mr. Klepto, Jr., (Jack Grimes)
Granddaughter Susie, (Corinne Orr)
Tongue Blaggard, (Peter Fernandez)
Blaggard's Henchman, (Jack Grimes)
Blaggard's Henchman, (Jack Curtis)
Inspector Detector, (Jack Curtis)
Lana, (Corinne Orr)
Tiny, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



  7.) Race Against the Mammoth Car, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: October 14, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Challenge of the Mammoth Car, (Beginning)

       Only moments from the start of the No Limit World Race, Trixie joins Speed in the Mach Five as his assistant. Spritle and Chim Chim also decide they should be able to stow away, but Pops puts a stop to that. Then Sparky argues that he should be Speed's assistant, not Trixie, because it will be too dangerous and tough for a girl. Speed tells them to stop arguing since the cars are getting into position at the starting line and wisely tells Sparky that Trixie will drive with him. Any kind of car can enter this race, and there is one very unusual entrant: the Mammoth Car. It is over 200 yards long and dwarfs every other car in the race.

       Officials inspect all race cars. $50 million in gold bars have just been stolen from National Bank, according to Inspector Detector. He also says Cruncher Block was in charge of the gang who pulled off the heist. After an inspection, all cars are okayed. Before the race begins, Sparky crawls under the Mammoth Car to see if it has new inventions he doesn't know about. The driver, though, isn't impressed with Sparky's curiosity. He drags Sparky into a building and knocks him out. As the race is ready to begin we see Racer X. Soon after, "gorgeous Miss Racing Car" lowers the flag to begin the race.

       Back at the building, Racer X helps Sparky up and is interested to hear that the Mammoth Car's driver did this to Sparky. As he helps Sparky up, Sparky says, "You look familiar." Out on the racing course, the Mammoth Car is forcing many cars off the road. At one point, even the Mach Five is forced out out of the way and has to use its grip tires to drive along the side of a mountain to avoid being crushed by the Mammoth Car. As the lights begin to flash at a railroad crossing, the Mammoth Car continues ahead trying to beat the train but doesn't.

       The train flies apart with its cargo of pigs wandering loose. While Speed and Trixie get out to help the engineer clean up, they see the Mammoth Car's small army of mechanics repairing its slight damage. Back on the road Speed comments that it's strange that the Mammoth Car suffered so little damage and suspect that it's hiding some sort of secret cargo. He and Trixie decide to send the homing robot out with an x-ray camera to see what the contents are. A guy in the Mammoth Car sees this, though, and after shooting the camera, calls his boss, Cruncher Block, halfway around the world to report this. Block decides the Mach Five must be taken out.

       While driving beside the Mammoth Car, a blast pushes the Mach Five off the road. While Speed drives down the mountainside, the Mammoth Car puts out a ramp on which many bad guys on motorcycles come racing down. But luckily, up from behind comes Racer X who drops oil causing many of the bikers to crash. At the same time, Cruncher Block arrives in an airport having decided to come "finish off the Mach Five." But Spritle and Chim Chim, who were at the airport with Pops and Sparky trying to get a plane to catch up with and help Speed, decide to stow away in Block's plane after hearing his comments.

       On the racing course, a large hill slows down the Mammoth Car giving Speed an opportunity to catch up with it, but then the Mammoth Car pushes the Mach Five off the road. Now running from the Mammoth Car, Speed uses the Mach Five's rotary saws to cut through the forest. The Mammoth Car simply uses its large momentum to snap the trees out of its way. Out of the forest, Speed tries to use the saws to slash one of the Mammoth Car's tires. He does, but it has no effect. The train-like Mammoth Car is able to almost completely encircle the Mach Five and guns emerge from its sides aimed at the Mach Five. Speed puts up the bullet-proof cover and springs out from the circling Mammoth Car. But the Mammoth bumps the Mach Five in midair sending it into Lake Icy Chill.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Inspector Detector, (Jack Curtis)
Cruncher Block, (Peter Fernandez)
Mammoth Car Driver, (Jack Grimes)
Mammoth Car Co-Driver, (Peter Fernandez)
Driver in Little Car, (Jack Grimes)
Train Engineer, (Jack Grimes)
Airport Clerk, (Peter Fernandez)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



  8.) Race Against the Mammoth Car, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: October 14, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Challenge of the Mammoth Car, (Conclusion)

       The Mammoth Car crew thinks they've finished off Speed and Trixie. Speed has the underwater oxygen supply and periscope in action. After the Mammoth Car leaves, they emerge and continue their pursuit. Trixie records a summary of what they've discovered, puts it in the homing robot, and sends it off to Inspector Detector. By now, Cruncher Block's plane is coming up on the Mammoth Car and spots the Mach Five on the highway. There is an abandoned chemical plant of some kind which the Mammoth Car uses as its secret refueling spot. They decide to ambush Speed and Trixie there. They are knocked out and then tied to a mining car. Since Block is done with the refueling depot, he decides to kill two birds with one stone; he'll collide a car carrying dynamite with the car Speed and Trixie are on. That way he'll get rid of these annoying kids and destroy the depot and all traces of the Mammoth Car's use of it.

       About then, Spritle and Chim Chim sneak out of Block's plane and plan on helping Speed and Trixie. Unfortunately, as the car is racing down the tracks through the mine, Spritle only makes things worse by furthering tangling the ropes. Where the tracks join and the cars will collide, Racer X has arrived and throws the switch so that they each take different tracks. Just as he unties Speed, Trixie - and now Spritle who got himself tangled up, the other car blows up. Speed is looking at Racer X and his inner thoughts say, "There's something about him that reminds me of Rex, my brother." Everyone safely emerges from the mine but are covered head to toe in black soot from the explosion! The next morning Spritle sees the beautiful sunrise and exclaims, "Looks like it's gonna be a groovy day!"

       At the race's checkpoint, Inspector Detector and Pops wait nervously. When the cars stop, the police want to inspect the Mammoth Car. They again find nothing. As the Mach Five pulls up, Spritle and Chim Chim get out of the Mach Five and hop on the Mammoth Car as it pulls away. Speed sees this and tries desperately to catch up. At the finish line, it is an exact tie but neither car slows down. The Mammoth Car is racing towards the pier and Speed is trying to catch it first.

       On board the Mammoth Car, Chim Chim stands on Spritle's shoulders so that they appear to be an adult mechanic. They use, what else, a wrench to knock out other mechanics they encounter. Finally they reach the cockpit and hold a "gun" - actually a rod of some sort - to the back of the driver telling him to not drive on the ship. Instead the Mammoth Car is going in circles but headed towards a huge oil tank. Speed leaps on and saves Spritle and Chim Chim just after the Mammoth Car slams into the oil tank and bursts into flames. The heat of the fire melts the car and everyone realizes that the gold was built into the car itself and so was never spotted by the inspectors. Because the Mammoth Car was disqualified, Speed is declared the winner. Inspector Detector gives Speed the trophy and congratulates him. Spritle is annoyed at not being thanked, but not to worry. Inspector Detector hands him and Chim Chim a smaller trophy filled with candy.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Inspector Detector, (Jack Curtis)
Cruncher Block, (Peter Fernandez)
Mammoth Car Driver, (Jack Grimes)
Mammoth Car Co-Driver, (Peter Fernandez)
Mammoth Car Crewman, (Jack Curtis)
Mammoth Car Crewman, (Jack Grimes)
Mammoth Car Crewman, (Peter Fernandez)
Hitman with Rifle, (Jack Grimes)
Block's Assistant, (Jack Grimes)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



  9.) The Most Dangerous Race, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: October 21, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Evil Car Acrobat Clan, (Beginning)

       At the Stunt Car Spectacular, Guts Wheeler tries and fails to jump a high stack of cars. Driver High Octane has the same problem. Speed is then approached by Snake Oiler and taunted by him for not not trying to jump the stack of cars. Snake has the stack made higher and then jumps it successfully. Snake, it turns out, is part of the Car Acrobatic Team. Trixie tells Speed not to try to outdo Oiler, risking himeself and the Mach Five, since he'll be in the upcoming Alpine Race. At this point, the entire Car Acrobatic Team comes driving---or flying---in, sailing over the heads of Speed, Trixie and the crowd.

       In the Alps, Sparky tells Speed not to enter the Alpine Race because the Car Acrobatic Team will be using dirty tricks. Speed gets a wee tad huffy and yells at Sparky, who sulks away, his feelings hurt. Speed is practicing in the Mach Five on the special race course. In his thoughts, he says he will beat the Car Acrobatic Team. Speed than says he'll drive better than the best driver he's seen, Racer X. He sees Snake in his mind as he thinks this. Speed knows that Racer X can beat Snake, and figures he can, too. Pops tells Speed it's now time to practice the first chasm jump of the Alpine Race. Pops tells Speed if he doesn't make the jump, he will fall a 1,000 feet to the river below.

       Before Speed can start, he sees the Car Acrobatic Team approaching the chasm and they all sail across to the other side with no problem. Speed starts his first run down the mountain and is interrupted by Racer X. He has come to warn Speed about the dangers of the race. Just as they stop, a landslide crashes down the mountainside. Racer X gives Speed his best advice on how to survive the race.



       Speed: "What's the big idea, Racer X?"

       Racer X: "I came to warn you. It's too dangerous. Be careful of falling rocks like those. Last year, they wiped out a dozen drivers who could have crossed easily."

       Speed: "How?"

       Racer X: "Just by keeping their minds on their driving and the obstacles in the way. But most drivers are worried about the cars ahead of them and how to catch up and pass them, so they sometimes forget to concentrate on the course itself. The plateau areas around here are very tricky. The ground is hard, but when it rains heavily, the ground loosens and changes and tires skid treacherously. Take my advice, Speed, otherwise this will be your last race. Very few cars ever reach the finish line. It's just too dangerous."

       Speed: "Then you don't think I can win, Racer X?"

       Racer X: "You can only if you keep your mind on the hazards of the course. Oh, one more thing, Speed. Listen carefully. As you race down toward the big jump, don't be going too fast, because you'll cause another landslide and crash down into the river. Also, when you reach the other side and start to climb again, don't try to go straight up toward the top. Zigzag along the slope. It takes longer, but it's safer, and in the long run, you'll pick up some time. Remember, throughout the whole area, they're patches of ice. One wrong twist of your steering wheel and that'll be the end of you. You'll find this is the toughest course you've ever raced and you'll need every ounce of experience and skill, Speed."

       Speed: "Thanks for the advice. I'll try to follow all of it, Racer X."

       Racer X: "Heh heh, because if you don't run a good race, I won't enjoy winning."

       Speed: "You'll be in the Alpine Race?"

       Racer X: "Speed, I'm going to win the Alpine Race. I'm not going to give you a break, hmm hmm."



       Pops is redesigning the Mach Five while nearby Spritle and Chim Chim try their hands at building a car. They take it out for a drive and find the Car Acrobatic Team at some sort of midnight ritual. They're standing in rows and columns by their cars holding torches. Seven have entered the Alpine Race. A racer, Kobra, reads the entrants: Tiger, Knuckles, Brawn, Ugly, Poison, Ender, and Snake. He finishes by commanding, "Do everything to win. Stop at nothing. And if you have to break the law, break it."

       During this little ritual, Spritle took photos that shows that the Car Acrobatic Team cars have little wings. Pops will again redesign the Mach Five. Pops, overworked, has a fever and collapses. Trixie takes him to the hospital, and Speed works alone to finish the Mach Five. Sparky's pride still wounded from Speed's remarks, won't shown up. At 4:30 a.m., the race is set to begin with an expected audience of a million people. Eighty-six cars have entered the race which is expected to last 3 days. The race starts at 5:00 a.m. but while Speed is still at home working on the car. He finishes and speeds to the race with only 15 seconds to spare. Sparky wishes Speed luck from the stands. The Alpine Race is well underway and there have already been several bad crashes. Speed notices the Mach Five's breaks aren't working as well as they should be.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Stunt Car Hostess, (Corinne Orr)
Stunt Car Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Stunt Car Crewman, (Jack Curtis)
Guts Wheeler, (Jack Grimes)
High Octane, (Jack Curtis)
Captain Terror, (Jack Curtis)
Snake Oiler, (Jack Grimes)
Kobra, (Peter Fernandez)
Girl #1, (Corinne Orr)
Girl #2, (Corinne Orr)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



10.) The Most Dangerous Race, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: October 21, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Evil Car Acrobat Clan, (Middle)

       At the first checkpoint, Speed is warned about bad weather ahead. The brakes are still not working well, and Speed wishes Sparky hadn't left. Sparky, Spritle, and Chim Chim are racing along the road to catch up with and help Speed. Trixie is flying in her chopper to warn Speed about the Mach Five's brakes herself. On the way she spots Sparky, Spritle and Chim Chim stopped and out of gas! They all hop in the chopper and continue on their way.

       In an ice cave, the Car Acrobatic Team hit stalactites to hamper Speed, but some them end up crashing as a result. Meanwhile, the Mach Five's brakes are not working at all. Speed goes off the road and down a mountainside at Skull Chasm. He is doing his best to control the car, but having trouble without brakes or a smooth driving surface. As Trixie flies near, Sparky lassoes the car and save Speed and the Mach Five. Speed and Sparky make up, and Sparky fixes the breaks. Before Speed starts off again, Spritle gives him his good luck charm (a cute doll with a yellow hat). Speed and his party camp out for the evening after the Mach Five's brakes are repaired. Speed awakes later to discover that a big storm is moving in. He says farewell to Sparky and drives out to rejoin the race. As Speed is driving along the course, he occasionally looks at the good luck charm hanging on the rear-view mirror that Spritle gave him the night before.

       Speed catches up with the other racers, but he sees they are stopped at Yawning Chasm Pass. He parks the Mach Five and hops out to ask Snake how come they are stopped. He points out to Speed that the heavy rains have completely washed away parts of the course. Oiler maintains it's going to be tough, but Speed asks him if there's another way and Snake says there isn't. And when they try to get through, they'll cause even more landslides and their tires won't take hold of that wet ground. Snake decides to draw lots to see which one of them will go first. It will be more dangerous for each car following.

       Snake reprimands the race drivers who refuse to step forward in the drawing by saying, "What's a matter with you guys? Are you racing car drivers or chickens?!" Three members of the Car Acrobatic Team step forward for the drawing of the lots. Speed makes up his mind and joins the drawing. Snake then points out. "Well, finally, now we know who the brave men are and who're the chickens."

       Out of nowhere appears the mysterious Racer X, who calmly says, "Wait a minute. I'm staying in the race and I want to join the drawing to see who the first driver will be." Snake maintains he will be the only one to get through. Racer X comments, "Well, I'm glad you're safe, Speed. But you have only one life, so you better be careful."

       The racers draw the matches and each one has a mark on it that will determine who will go first. Ender draws the first position and Brawn draws the second position. The next Car Acrobatic Team member is Tiger, who draws third place. Racer X takes his turn and is in the fifth position. Snake cackles when Speed draws his match and he gets the last position. Snake draws his match and says he'll be in the fourth position.

       Snake instructs Ender and Brawn to start their engines and go. They both accelerate and drive through the wet, muddy ground toward the chasm. They make the jump together and get to the first cliff, but their back tires lose traction and they fall down the deep chasm. Tiger is up next and fares even worse. He makes the jump and his car crashes head on into the mountainside and falls to the river below. This prompts Racer X to comment to Snake, "The drivers on the Car Acrobatic Team are supposed to be better than that."

       Snake acknowledges to Racer X and Speed the Acrobatic Team is better and boasts, "They are. Just watch. I'll show you. I'm going to make the jump safely and prove to you what a fabulous driver I am." He takes off and makes the jump over the two sections of the course and then edges upward to the highest peak above the chasm to safety. Racer X tells Speed before he makes the jump:

       "Every time a driver tries to make it across, some more of the earth caves in. And it's going to be even worse when we try to make the jump. But, as a professional racer, I've got to meet the challenge. If you're smart, you'll give up the race, but if you don't, good luck."

       Racer X is next and his chasm jump is very impressive. He makes it to the other side and the wings he installed on the car assist him in doing so. Speed is the last one in the lot who must get across the chasm. Two of the racing drivers that backed out of the drawing tell him not to try it, as he will never make it across. Speed sits in the Mach Five and remembers what Racer X told him; "As a professional racer, I've got to meet the challenge."

       Speed has made up his mind that he's going to meet the challenge and make the chasm jump. He grabs the cute doll, with the straw hat, hanging from his rear-view mirror and in his mind, he hears Spritle's voice say, "It will bring you plenty of good luck." He starts up the Mach Five's engine and gets the car in gear. Speed accelerates down the muddy course and activates the auto-jacks that take him over the chasm to the first section of roadway. With the Mach Five airborne, Speed hits the switch that activates the wings that stick out from the sides of the car.

       The Mach Five lands on the second section of roadway and than Speed jumps to get to the mountain peak that rises above it. But when the Mach Five lands at the edge, the ground under the back tires gives out. The car falls out of control to the river below, with Speed in a frightened panic. At the valley floor, the remains of the cars who attempted to make the chasm jump are buried in the mud, smashed to bits. Laying on the ground is the cute doll with the hat.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Checkpoint Attendant, (Jack Curtis)
Snake Oiler, (Jack Grimes)
Ender, (Jack Curtis)
Brawn, (Peter Fernandez)
Tiger, (Jack Curtis)
Driver in Blue, (Jack Grimes)
Driver in Yellow, (Jack Curtis)
Racing Official, (Peter Fernandez)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



11.) The Most Dangerous Race, (Part 3)
       Original Air Date: October 21, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Evil Car Acrobat Clan, (Conclusion)

       Meanwhile, at the nearby lodge, Sparky, Trixie, Spritle and Chim Chim await the news from the racing official. According to the bulletin, not much information is available because of the storm. But apparently, more than a dozen racers, including members of the Car Acrobatic Team and the Mach Five, have had their way blocked near Yawning Chasm Pass. The racing committee is considering changing the course to a less dangerous area, before the cars and drivers are completely wiped out. Just as he finishes telling them the news, two racers enter the lodge and look like they are exhausted. Trixie and Sparky ask them if they have seen the other racers. The two men tell the group, "Most of them will never come back! There was nothing left of them, including cars of the Car Acrobatic Team." The racers including Speed and members of the Car Acrobatic Team were stupid enough to try and go ahead and make it from one cliff to the other and failed. The team runs out of the lodge in hopes they can locate Speed and help him to safety. They board the jeep and only get so far until they run out of gas. Trixie and the others are dejected and they fall asleep.

       Trixie awakes in a rugged mountainous location. The skies are red with swirling white clouds. She sees Speed driving the Mach Five past her right shoulder and the car parks. But she can't see Speed directly for the moment. Trixie slowly runs over to him and exclaims, "Speed! Speed!" He is standing with his back facing her and she embraces him. He then turns around and faces her, only for it to be the Devil, who exclaims, "Heehhaa! I am not Speed, as Speed Racer no longer exists." His face is very ugly, with a long chin and horns that are protruding from the helmet. His arms are red with shooting flames and he grabs Trixie, who is screaming in horror. The Devil keeps laughing as he is holding Trixie in is evil clutches. His hideous face is even more frightening and she continues to scream in terror. Trixie awakens to find out she has suffered a terrible nightmare in her belief that Speed is dead.

       It's the morning and the storm has moved out. Speed regains consciousness on the valley floor, but only to discover that he is blind. The impact from the long fall down the chasm has somehow done this to him. He gets up and tries to walk, but not being able to see, he falls down again. Crawling along the ground, Speed grabs hold of an object that is nearby with his right hand and knows what it is. He warmly says to himself, "It's Spritle's good luck charm." He remembers what Spritle's last words to him were, saying, "If you carry it with you, it'll bring you good luck and you'll win."

       Speed hears a car's engine pull up and wonders who it can be. It turns out to be Snake Oiler. He is amazed that Speed is still alive and begins to degrade him. He mocks Speed when he learns that he is now blind. Snake vows that he is going to win the Alpine Race and exclaims, "I'm on my way to victory!" He then drives off to continue the race. Speed is able to smell the oil from the Mach Five's engine and is able to locate the car. He gets in and starts it, but can't drive. The mysterious Racer X appears.

       Racer X has a plan in mind to help Speed. He hops in the Shooting Star and guns the engine. Speed recognizes the sound of the car and gets the Mach Five in gear. Racer X pulls out and Speed begins to follow him on the course. Along the way, Speed does have difficulty following Racer X and spins out. The Mach Five's back tires get caught in a deep mud puddle. Racer X is watching and, in his thoughts, he hopes Speed will ease it out gently. Speed gives it up and Racer X drives off. He thinks Racer X has abandoned him to resume the race. But, Racer X, in his thoughts, just can't leave him there like that. What can he do to help Speed?

       Racer X finds the answer and deliberately crashes the Shooting Star into a rock wall, but he jumps out before the car crashes on impact. Speed is able to hear the Shooting Star crash and explode. He says it sounded like a bad crash and he hopes that Racer X isn't hurt too badly. Speed calls out to him and they find each other. In his intimate thoughts, Rex admires Speed and is proud to have him as his younger brother.

       Racer X tells Speed that his legs have been broken and he realizes Speed has become blinded. Then, he tells Speed, that Snake Oiler is the only one of the Car Acrobatic Team who is continuing in the race, and the Mach Five is the only other car left. Speed still wants to beat Snake, but the question is how? Racer X's legs are broken and Speed cannot see. Racer X comes up with an idea that might work; that Speed will be his legs and at the same time, Racer X will be his eyes. Perhaps they can overtake Snake and win.

       The Mach Five is back on the course, now piloted with Racer X, who is helping Speed navigate on the course. Trixie is finally able to locate Speed in the helicopter by flying over the course. She contacts him with the radio transmitter. Sparky, Spritle and Chim-Chim are with her. Speed doesn't tell her that he is blind, but she thinks he's fibbing to her. Speed tells Trixie that he'll meet her at the finish line. The Mach Five accelerates even faster, with the odometer reading 7410 km. Racer X sees Snake Oiler's car up ahead in the distance and tells his younger brother, "I see him. He's just ahead. At last, Speed, we've caught up to him."

       Snake sees the Mach Five in his rear-view mirror and exclaims, "The Mach Five, and I thought I was the only driver left in the race!" His car accelerates greatly, and up ahead in the distance, is an old, wooden bridge that runs over a deep abyss. Snake maintains of Speed, "He'll never be able to follow me over this chasm."

       Snake's car goes airborn and it lands on the wooden bridge. As he is driving across it, the sections he drove over are collapsing and falling into the deep chasm. He makes it to the other side and challenges Speed by saying, "Go ahead, Speed. It's your turn to try to get over that, without crashing down to those rocks in the bottom." Back in the Mach Five, the broken bridge is seen by Racer X. He and Speed converse.

       Racer X: "Speed, there's a broken bridge up ahead. Use your brakes."

       Speed: "Snake managed to get across it, didn't he? So will I."

       Racer X: "How? That bridge is falling apart. Speed, you'd better use the brakes before it's too late and we smash up."

       Speed: "Tell me when we get to the broken bridge. I'm going to try to get across it."

       Racer X: "The Acrobatic Team's cars have special equipment for flying. The Mach Five can't do it. Use the brake!"

       Speed: "I'm giving her the gas."

       Racer X: "Stop! Speed, we can't make it. Jam on the brakes! Quick!

       The Mach Five goes airborn when Speed hits the auto-jacks and activates the wings. The car lands on the wooden bridge, but it is now in worse condition and weakened since Snake drove across it. The Mach Five is able to accelerate quickly, as the bridge is rapidly collapsing and falling into the deep chasm. Speed makes it to the other side safely. Racer X is dismayed and tells Speed, "You made it! I don't think you would have been able to do it with your eyes open." Speed replies, "There was no other way, I had to make it. Now I gotta win."

       Captain Terror and the Car Acrobatic Team are waiting at the finish line. Racer X notices that Snake's car is leaking oil. Speed warns him, but he ignores this as if Speed's lying to trick him, so he'd have to stop his car and lose the race. They are almost at the finish line and Snake declares his impending victory. "I'm gonna win. I'm gonna beat Speed. Ha ha ha." His car catches on fire and explodes with Snake screaming as the fire is right behind the cabin where he's seated. The Mach Five passes Snake Oiler's car, which is engulfed in flames and parts of his car are blown across the finish line. The Mach Five crosses the finish line and Speed wins the race. At the finish line, Speed is honored as the winner of the race.

       Captain Terror and the Car Acrobatic Team are standing around Snake's burned-up car. The Captain picks him up and carries the injured Snake and stops in stride to address his team. Captain Terror vows to his men that there will be other races and chances for vengeance against Speed Racer and the Mach Five. Snake says, "I'll get revenge". The team leaves to go home and drives off the track. Speed asks Trixie if she has seen Racer X, so he can thank him. But she says she hasn't seen him in the Mach Five since the victory celebration. Speed realizes that Racer X was pretending his legs were broken, and he said that to him, just so he could help him win the race. Speed believes that Racer X deserves the trophy and not for himself. Trixie then tells Speed it is more important to go to the doctors, so he can regain his eyesight.



       Speed Racer note:

       The original Japanese episode title is The Evil Car Acrobat Clan. They were initially featured in the second manga story that was titled Challenge of the Masked Racer. The story centered on Racer X and Speed competing in the Alpine Race. The team's leader is Captain Terror and he is Speed's main opponent. The manga is substantially different from the three-part anime story.

       In the manga, Racer X pays Spritle and Chim Chim a visit in the backyard and gives them a letter that is for Speed. It's private and challenges Speed to a race to see how good his racing skills are. Racer X hopes he can make Speed realize his driving skills aren't good enough for the Alpine Race. Racer X's other reason is he's concerned that Speed's safety will be endangered by him being in the race. Speed drives to Hawk's Ridge Circuit to meet him at 2:00 a.m. that morning.

       These segments weren't contained in The Most Dangerous Race, but were carried over to the anime in Challenge of the Masked Racer instead. Another part of the story in the three-part episode that wasn't in the manga is when Speed and Pops first see the Car Acrobatic Team sailing over the chasm. Pops tells him he's got to make it or he'll fall a 1,000 feet into the river. This is when Racer X intervenes and gives him advice on how to survive the Alpine Race.

       Sparky wasn't featured in the manga and the problem with the Mach Five is Speed didn't replace the spark plugs before the race begins. In the anime, Sparky leaves after having an argument with Speed. The brakes aren't working right and they get worse as the race progresses. They are repaired later when Speed reunites with Sparky. The mission Spritle and Chim Chim embark on to spy on the Acrobatic Team at midnight wasn't in the manga, nor was the team's ritual, but was featured in the anime.

       Snake Oiler wasn't in the manga, but he was created for the anime to be Speed's main opponent in the Alpine Race. In the story, it's learned Kobra is his brother. The latter character was featured in the manga. The deep chasm is called Devil's Gorge, but in the anime it's known as Yawning Chasm Pass. The Car Acrobatic Team and the other drivers are stopped for an hour at Devil's Gorge when Speed arrives. The storm has caused landslides and parts of the course have been completely wiped away.

       This is the sequence in the manga. One of the Car Acrobatic Team drivers tries to make the jump, but falls into the gorge and is killed. Captain Terror decides to draw lots and pulls out ten matches. Each driver will draw and the mark on the match will tell him what position he'll be in to make the jump. Speed draws first and races down the mountain to make the jump. But the cliff on the other side is giving out and he ends up crashing the Mach Five on the valley floor and is blinded. Three of the Acrobatic Team members try to jump across the gorge, but they don't make it and get killed. Kobra is among them. Captain Terror decides he'll drive down the gorge instead of jumping across and makes it. The remaining drivers lose their nerve and leave as Racer X calls them a bunch of cowards. He drives his car down the gorge and makes it safely.

       The anime version is similar, but Snake Oiler holds the drawing and pulls out six matches. Three of the Acrobatic Team members make the chasm jump and fail. Snake tells the other drivers what a fabulous driver he is and makes the jump to the other side. Racer X is up next and he makes it, too. Speed drew the sixth position and is last. He makes the jump and almost makes it, but the mountain gives out and he falls to the river below.

       In part three of the anime, Trixie suffers a nightmare with Speed turning out to be a gargoyle. This wasn't in the manga. The spark plugs in the Mach Five need to be replaced, so Speed radios Trixie and she delivers them by helicopter. Speed installs the spark plugs and gets the Mach Five going. This wasn't contained in the anime. In the manga, Racer X comes across Speed, but doesn't realize he's blind. He follows Racer X on the course, but he spins out and gets stuck. Racer X ends up losing control and jumps out before his car explodes.

       For the anime, it was changed so Racer X crashing his car on purpose and Speed finds him as in the manga. The broken bridge crossing is seen in the manga, with Captain Terror making it across, but in the anime, it's Snake Oiler who drives across the bridge. In the manga, Captain Terror is the only surviving Acrobatic Team driver who is ahead of Speed. In the anime, it's Snake Oiler who is the only one that's continuing in the race.

       In the finale of the manga, Speed and Racer X see Captain Terror's car is leaking oil and warn him to stop. He thinks Speed is lying to him, so he'll lose the race. Just before he reaches the finish line, his car catches on fire and explodes. Speed wins the Alpine Race and wants to thank Racer X for helping him. He was able to walk away and pretended his legs were broken, so he could help Speed win the race. The latter segment was in the anime. The paramedics arrive and put Captain Terror on a stretcher to get him to the hospital. He praises Speed for trying to save his life. In the anime, it's Snake Oiler who gets seriously injured when his car blows up just before the finish line.

       Just after Speed is crowned the winner, the scene shifts to Snake with the rest of the Car Acrobatic Team surrounding him. Captain Terror carries him and comes to a stop. He announces they are defeated by Speed and the Mach Five. Snake Oiler vows to get revenge. Captain Terror agrees and says there will be other races and chances for vengeance. They leave and go home. These story changes were made in the anime to showcase the Car Acrobatic Team. It also spawned a sequel, The Trick Race.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Snake Oiler, (Jack Grimes)
Racing Official, (Peter Fernandez)
Driver in Blue, (Jack Grimes)
Driver in Yellow, (Jack Curtis)
The Devil, (Peter Fernandez)
Checkpoint Attendent, (Jack Curtis)
Captain Terror, (Jack Curtis)
Kobra, (Peter Fernandez)
Acrobatic Team Driver A, (Jack Grimes)
Little Girl, (Corinne Orr)
Master of Ceremony, (Jack Curtis)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



12.) Race for Revenge, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: October 28, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Revenge of Marengo, (Beginning)

       Speed is at a test track and whizzes by Sparky and Trixie. Sparky times Speed at 44 seconds and an average Speed of 180. This is a test trial for a new engine in the Mach Five in preparation for the upcoming Race at Danger Pass. Just then, a black sports car enters the track and easily catches up and then tailgates Speed. Speed uses the auto-jacks to leap out of the way of the naughty tailgater. At trackside, Sparky says the car had to be going over 220 mph. Speed is still mad at the driver's recklessness. Soon after, we see the same car driving down the street in a city, and again begins to tailgate someone. As it flashes its highbeams, the driver looks in his rearview mirror to see, on the hood the car, "X-3" flashing. This scares him, but before he can do anything, the X-3 says something unintelligible, passes him, turns around, and hits him head-on knocking him off the road. An "X-3" calling card is left at the scene.

       Later, Mr. Herring of the Racing Car Association is with Speed in Inspector Detector's office at Police Headquarters. Speed is immediately certain that the cause of the car crash must have been the reckless driver on the test track. Mr. Herring is less sure claiming that he never heard of such a car. Inspector Detector asks Herring if "X-3" means anything to him; it was left at the scene of the crime. Herring says no, but becomes clearly agitated and says he must leave to "take care of something immediately." Using his car phone, he calls Mr. Green, the president of Ocean Industries and tells him the accident was caused by Bangler's car. Herring tells his friend not to travel at night, but the Ocean Industries president says he has business, even at night, to tend to. Mr. Green is tailgated and ran off the road into the ocean by the X-3.

       The next morning Speed is polishing the Mach Five and hears the police report about the accident on the radio. Just then, Trixie comes up with a picnic basket, looking forward to a nice drive in the country and a picnic. Speed, ever the responsible racer, is pondering why the car is going after race officials. But as Speed and Trixie are about to pull off for a romantic drive, Inspector Detector pulls up asking for Speed's help. The Mach Five, he says, is much faster than the slow police cars, which have no hope of catching the X-3. Trixie is annoyed at the cancellation after having worked hard to prepare a wonderful picnic basket. On the inspector's radio, we hear a report that the black sports car is spotted going south on Highway 5 at 180 mph. Speed roughly pushes Trixie from the Mach Five saying it's too dangerous and speeds off. Trixie wonders where Spritle got to.

       In the city, the X-3 is causing havoc running through fruit stands and scaring pedestrians. Speed is following but loses the car around a corner. He stops at a nearby flower shop, but the cute girl working there says she hasn't seen the black sports car. At that point, Trixie radios to Speed that she's spotted the car five blocks away from her chopper. She's helping Speed in the hopes that they'll still get their picnic in the country. Speed slowly gains on the X-3 which approaches a railroad crossing just as the gates are coming down. The car makes it under, but the driver is torn from the seat and hangs over the crossing gate. Speed runs up and discovers that the driver is a robot. It says something that Speed can't make out over the noise of the train.

       At the police station, Inspector Detector, Speed and Trixie look at the robot. The Inspector deduces the car must have been remote controlled via the robot. Speed mentions that he couldn't hear what the robot said, but as luck would have it, Spritle had recorded it on his spy recorder he brought along in the Mach Five trunk. After demanding cake for the tape, Inspector Detector promises him a seven later chocolate cake when the investigation is complete. When played, the tape lets us clearly hear, "Melange still races" repeated several times. Trying to figure out what that means, Speed mentions that he learned about Napoleon's horse, Melange, in French history and that the horse had saved his life once.

       But Pops says he remembers another story. Fifteen years ago at Danger Pass, Mr. Black and Green, the men recently killed by the X-3, were coaching a team expected to win the race but were afraid that a young driver, Flash Marker, would be able to win instead. Fifty cars entered the race, and during the first half, it was anybody's race. During the second half, though, Flash began passing everyone. But at the entrance of Danger Pass, a car from the Three Roses Club cut him off. To avoid hitting him, Flash, driving his Melange, swerved and went off the edge of the mountain. No one knew if it was done on purpose or not, but Pops remembered that Flash had two small children at the time.

       Afterwards, Inspector Detector drops Speed and Trixie off at the same flower shop Speed had stopped at when chasing and losing the X-3. While the girl, Lily, is worried that a detective is there, she still, at Inspector Detector's request, brings them to see her brother, Flash, Jr., who has been sick in bed for three weeks now. The inspector leaves satisfied when Flash, Jr. says he knows nothing about the black sports car. Alone with her brother, Lily breaks down crying saying she won't lie again for Flash. On crutches, he asks her to follow him to see his newest plan now that the robot was lost. Through a secret door under his bed, he brings her down into a huge cellar he built without her knowledge. A crane takes off the body of the X-3 and replaces it with a similar looking one numbered "3." Forcing Lily into the car and controlling it remotely on his indoor track, he scares her into agreeing to enter the Race at Danger Pass to take revenge against the Three Roses Club for their father's murder. Flash said if he's better, he'll join her in the race.

       At the race, the announcer is naming some of the world famous drivers: in car #6 is Skid Chill, driving car #77 is Sooten Grime, in #86 is Scootem Rooter, and of course Speed is in the Mach Five. The owners of the Three Roses Club are worried about Speed winning, but the drivers says they know what to do to get rid of him. But the same drivers get very worried when car #3 pulls up driven by, the announcer says, Miss Julie. They know it's the Melange that they caused to crash 15 years ago. Meanwhile, Trixie learns from Spritle and hides in the trunk before the race starts. She seems jealous that Speed is interested in Miss Julie, though Speed is simply wondering why she looks familiar.

       Overhead, Flash, Jr. is hovering in his helicopter controlling the X-3, aka car #3. At Danger Pass, the three cars from the Three Roses Club prepare for their dirty work to get rid of the Mach Five. But Flash has car #3 move ahead, and the number on the hood flips to reveal "X-3." As the car passes the Mach Five, Lily passes out under the pressure of the situation. Her helmet falls off, and Speed recognizes her. Flash realizes Speed is onto the plan, and decides he also has to get rid of the Mach Five.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Inspector Detector, (Jack Curtis)
Lily Marker, (Corinne Orr)
Flash Marker, Jr., (Jack Grimes)
X-3 Robot, (Jack Grimes)
Fruit Vendor, (Corinne Orr)
Mr. Black, (Jack Curtis)
Mr. Green, (Jack Grimes)
Mr. Herring, (Peter Fernandez)
Three Roses Club Driver #7, (Peter Fernandez)
Three Roses Club Driver #8, (Jack Grimes)
Three Roses Club Driver #9, (Jack Curtis)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



13.) Race for Revenge, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: October 28, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Revenge of Marengo, (Conclusion)

       Recognizing Lily, Speed realizes that the X-3 must be remotely controlled by Flash, Jr. When Flash fails at his attempt to do in Speed, he remarks that Speed is the best driver he's ever seen. He decides to leave Speed be for now, and take his revenge against the Three Roses Club. The announcer tells us that car #6 is in the lead, with car #12 following next, and the Three Rose Club cars close behind. At checkpoint three, he announces that the average speed is 143.7 mph. Pops is nervously pacing to and fro with Spritle and Chim Chim each under an arm. Sparky tells Pops to relax since there are still three hours to go in the race. Spritle agrees, telling Pops he can hardly breath, since Pops is holding him so hard. Wondering where Trixie is, Spritle guesses correctly that she's in the trunk of the Mach Five.

       Speed, meanwhile, is amazed at the X-3, saying it might even be better than the Mach Five. Trying to catch up, he complains to himself that it feels like there is some extra weight in the trunk. Stopping, he finds Trixie there. They hop in and take off again, but not until Speed complains that Trixie shouldn't be there. She says there's nothing to be done about it now, and they better start off again. Speed says, "You're right again, as usual." Nearing Danger Pass, the Three Roses Club cars, #7, #8, and #9, begin to take out the competition. Cars #6 and #12 are knocked off the mountain.

       By now, the X-3 has caught up as they approach Danger Pass. Flash radios Lily to wake up so she can enjoy the vengeance taken for the father's death. But Lily remains unconscious. As the Mach Five continues to gain, Speed spots Flash's chopper and tells Trixie that he saw it before when he was chasing the black sports car. She recommends using the homing robot. She records a message to Inspector Detector that car #3 is the remotely controlled Melange and that Lily is in danger. The homing robot is sent on its way.

       At Danger Pass, the X-3 catches up with the Three Roses Club team. Lily begs Flash not to continue with his plan. Flash ignores her and has the X-3 push one of the cars off the mountain. One of the other drivers babbles, "I was just following orders. I didn't mean it." And off he's bumped. Speed cuts across the mountain terrain and is able to drive back on the road and place himself between the Melange and the sole surviving Three Roses car. Flash, pretty annoyed by this, flies low enough to shoot at Speed. The bulletproof cockpit glass protects them, but the sound of the bullet firing starts an avalanche that buries the Mach Five and blocks the way of the Melange.

       Worried about their oxygen supply, Speed climbs out and gets out of the snow, and helps Trixie do the same. But Flash is there and threatens to kill them for interfering. Luckily, Lily tackles flash, who's still walking with a crutch. He and Speed fight over the gun. A shot goes off and causes another avalanche covering the two of them. Flash gets out, thinking Speed is dead, and flies off in his chopper. Speed then unburies himself but is hurt. Since he's in shock, Lily decides he needs to be kept warm and uses her body to do the job. But before Speed gets to enjoy this, Trixie pushes her away in jealousy it seems.

       Back at the track, the homing robot makes its way to Inspector Detector and he is off in the helicopter with Pops, Sparky, Spritle and Chim Chim to apprehend Flash, Jr. The inspector tells Pops Speed is a clever boy for figuring it out. Down on the track, Speed, Trixie and Lily decide they better get the Mach Five out to go catch Flash, who is now caught up with the Three Roses Club car. While driving, we see the Mach Five's speedometer reading 240 km/h, the odometer at 502214 km, and the tripometer at 1162. First they see Flash's chopper and then manage to catch up with the driverless Melange itself. Speed tells Trixie to drive the Mach Five while he jumps into the Melange. When she says she's afraid, Speed tells her, "This is no time to act like a girl."

       Speed leaps into the Melange to shut it off, but Flash comes on the radio telling him the remote is in the chopper, not the car. He tells Speed to enjoy the ride because it'll be his last. Trying to remain calm, Speed thinks and decides the remote control receiver must be in the hood. He lays across the hood trying to open it. Speed flips the rotating 3/X-3 hood plate and rips out the wires and cables. This causes the Melange to crash into the remaining Three Roses Club car, and both go off the cliff and crash in a ball of flame below.

       Aghast at seeing his father's car destroyed, Flash fails to notice the mountain. His chopper crashes into it, and he's killed. At the crash site, where by now the inspector's helicopter has also arrived, everyone is upset at Speed's "death." As Trixie lays down on the ground and cries, we see Speed swimming up from the nearby by river where he apparently fell into. As climbs out, the Go team are so happy to see him they run, tackle him, and all fall back into the river. But then they see Lily crying about her brother. Trixie says they'll always be her friend, and Lily responds that she hopes someday they can forgive Flash for what he did. The episode closes showing Lily, Speed and Trixie on a street corner enjoying the company of each other at some sort of mini-carnival; clown, balloons, ice cream, small children laughing... A glimpse at their newly forged friendship.



       Speed Racer note:

       The original Japanese episode title is The Revenge of Marengo. In the manga, the original title is Return of the Malanga and the name of the event is Devil's Peak Race. In one part of the story, the Malanga goes off the course and is stopped. Speed (Go Mifune) gets out of the Mach Five and starts a fight with the mad driver. It turns out to be Lily (Uzi) who is driving the X-3 sports car.

       She confesses that her brother, Flash, Jr., (Tommy) is behind the plot of revenge for his father's death. Speed and her exchange cars, with Lily driving the Mach Five and Speed is driving the Malanga. He employs this tactic, since he thinks he can drive the Malanga safely out of the race. Tommy is in the helicopter and is using the remote control to operate the X-3 sports car. The Mach Five and Malanga get into a skirmish and Lily is dumped out of the car and almost falls off a cliff. Speed saves her.

       Speed's next actions are running after the Malanga and hopping inside the cabin. He is trying to find a way of stopping the car and can't. The Malanga catches up with the remaining cars of the Three Roses Club. The driver of car #7 tries to run Speed and the Malanga off the course. He jumps the driver and explains he's trying to help him. In the process, Speed throws the driver out of Roses car #7. The last driver is in Roses car #6. Speed jumps the driver and pulls him out of the car, just as it collides with the Malanga.

       Both cars plunge down the cliff and crash. Speed and the driver fall down and land on the edge of a cliff, but aren't hurt. In his helicopter, Flash, Jr. hovers lower and pulls his gun out at both of them. The driver of car #6 confesses to Speed and Flash, Jr., that the Roses Club were under orders to kill his father, Flash Marker, Sr. (Yuzo). He says he'll tell the police all about it.

       However, the explosion of the Malanga and the Rose car start an avalanch. Flash's helicopter falls down the mountainside and crashes on impact. Lily stops the Mach Five at the edge of the cliff and than drives it down the slope to the crash site to see of Flash is dead. It results in the Mach Five getting partially buried in the snowbank. Flash has survived and Lily helps him out of the wrecked helicopter.

       He admits what he did was wrong and will turn himself into the police. Speed tells Flash, that with his skills, he would be able to get a good job after he gets out of jail. Speed then tells Flash, he'll watch over the flower shop and Lily, while he's gone. Lily says she's proud of Flash for doing the right thing.

       Some of the story elements in Race for Revenge were intentionally changed for the anime episode. The most noteworthy is Flash Jr. is killed in the helicopter crash at the end of the story. This change for the anime episode sets a good moral example for the audience.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Inspector Detector, (Jack Curtis)
Mr. Black, (Jack Curtis)
Mr. Green, (Jack Grimes)
Fruit Vendor, (Corinne Orr)
Lily Marker, (Corinne Orr)
Flash Marker, Jr., (Jack Grimes)
X-3 Robot, (Jack Grimes)
Three Roses Club Driver #7, (Peter Fernandez)
Three Roses Club Driver #8, (Jack Grimes)
Three Roses Club Driver #9, (Jack Curtis)
Driver #6, (Jack Grimes)
Driver #12, (Jack Curtis)
Little Girl, (Corinne Orr)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



14.) The Desperate Desert Race, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: November 4, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Desert Race of Death, (Beginning)

       At the airport, Speed, Trixie, and Sparky are preparing to depart for Sandoland to compete in the grueling Desert Race. They are sitting in the Mach Five as it is being towed towards the plane it will be loaded into. They wonder if Spritle and Chim-Chim have stowed away inside and decide to check before the car is loaded; the trunk is empty for a change. As the car is moved onto a platform to be hoisted up, a racing car, #4 with a black design pulls up and purposely hits the Mach Five. Jumping out of his car, the Black Tiger, he says he wanted to see how tough the Mach Five is and is surprised at how easily it can be damaged. It turns out that the driver is Kim Jugger, who, as Trixie says, "is known as the wildest racer in the world." Kim says he's won every race he entered.

       Barely avoiding a fight between Kim and Speed, the Black Tiger and the Mach Five are finally loaded into the plane. Via Gate 5, they board Flight 326 bound for Arabia and Sandoland. After the racers, we see a fat lady with many children board. We can see that a small girl and her doll are actually Spritle and Chim-Chim. On the plane, the stewardess offers the passengers candy. When Chim-Chim looks up to grab some, his and Spritle's covers are blown. After the stewardess was shocked by seeing a chimp, they make a break for it, and hide out in the cargo area where the cars are stored. While there, they see a man with a patch over one eye plant a bomb in the Black Tiger. When he spots Spritle and Chim-Chim hiding in the Black Tiger, Chim-Chim hits and scratches the face of the man, who we find later is Ali Ben Schemer. He tries to stab them with his knife-cane, but they manage to escape back into the passenger area.

       Upon arrival, Speed catches Spritle and Chim-Chim at the airport. Just then, 2:00 p.m., the bomb goes off in the Black Tiger. Kim feels sure that Speed had Spritle plant the bomb -- he found Spritle's slingshot in his car -- to get back at him for hitting the Mach Five. Speed and Kim fight. Speed eventually vanquishes Kim. Four men on camels show up, bow down, and escort Kim away. But Speed is still wants to show Kim that they didn't sabotage his car.

       Once they reach the Imperial Hotel in Pubah, the capital of Sandoland, Spritle and Chim-Chim tell Speed about the one-eyed man. Excited to tell Kim the story, Speed rushes out of their hotel room and bowls over a bellboy. When asking him about Kim, the bellboy claims to know him well and says Kim left for his homeland of Flathill Country because the Black Tiger couldn't be repaired in time for the Desert Race.

       That night, Speed can't sleep thinking of the incident. He decides to go to Flathill to see Kim. In the Mach Five, Trixie, Spritle and Chim-Chim have seemingly read his mind and are waiting for him. By morning, they're still driving through desert enroute. A sand storm begins and gets worse and worse until they are forced to stop and wait it out with the cockpit cover up. The Mach Five is nearly buried by the time the storm is over. Once over, they realize that many men on camels have guns aimed at the Mach Five. Speed starts the Mach Five going but can only just barely keep ahead of the camels! More men show up and join the pursuit.

       Spritle and Chim-Chim, hiding in the trunk as always, use the slingshot and whatever they can find as ammo, including apples and pies, to take out a few riders. Soon, though, the Mach Five sails off the edge of an unusually large sand dune and stalls when they hit ground. When caught, their pursuer claim to be from the Flathill Army. But when Speed notices they are taking the Go Team towards the north, rather than south, the unsavory looking soldiers admit that they're actually rebels trying to save Flathill from a bad government.

       The soldiers bring them to a fortress, the Palace of Doom, in the middle of the desert. Kim is there and standing behind him is the one-eyed man. Speed tells Kim the story about the Black Tiger was really sabotaged and the Spritle and Chim-Chim witnessed it, but Kim doesn't believe him. He orders them to be put in jail. The one-eyed man, Ali Ben Schemer, seems especially annoyed at Speed and further orders that the Mach Five be burned. The rebels turn their flame throwers to the task.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Airline Mechanic #1, (Jack Curtis)
Airline Mechanic #2, (Jack Grimes)
Stewardess, (Corinne Orr)
Fat Lady, (Corinne Orr)
Kim Jugger, (Jack Curtis)
Ali Ben Schemer, (Peter Fernandez)
Bellboy, (Jack Grimes)
Flathill Soldier #1, (Jack Curtis)
Flathill Soldier #2, (Jack Grimes)
Flathill Soldier #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



15.) The Desperate Desert Race, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: November 4, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Desert Race of Death, (Conclusion)

       We discover that Kim is the son of the general controlling the rebels. Kim's father had ordered Ali Ben Schemer to blow up the Black Tiger so that Kim would be forced to return and would then join the rebels to fight against the Flathill government of criminals. Schemer also says that he'll have the Black Tiger fixed right away. Kim claims, however, that while most of the car can be repaired, the special brakes can't be fixed. Schemer then gets the idea that to be fair, the Mach Five's brakes will be removed. That way, the two can race on equal, if dangerous, footing. Trixie feels it's too dangerous, but Speed insists that it will be good practice for the upcoming Desert Race. The race is to begin the next morning at dawn and take place around the Palace of Doom.

       The next day, a scruffy looking rebel gives Speed a bag lunch since the race is expected to last till night. Schemer gives the same to Kim. A rebel's rifleshot signals the start of the race. Once gone, Schemer has the remaining Go Team members imprisoned. Kim's father, General Ali Cannot is killed by Schemer, who orders one of his soldiers to push him down a well. Spritle and Chim-Chim make an escape on one of those speedy camels. The rebels let them go saying they won't last long in the desert without food or water.

       Meanwhile, Speed and Kim's race has jostled their lunches and loosened the ties on the bags. Their "lunches" are really poisonous scorpions intended to kill them. Kim spots the one on Speed and on himself. They decide to slow down & jump. Speed uses his helmet and Kim his foot to kill the scorpions. By now Spritle and Chim-Chim are feeling the effects of the desert heat. The camel stops and lays down. When Chim-Chim hallucinates and sees the camel as fruit, he bites the camel, which takes off running -- without our two little heros. They see a mirage of an oasis and have fun swimming till the mirage disappears. They lay down, and vultures land nearby. But someone fires a gun and scares them away. It turns out to be General Abdul Noble of the Flathill army. And he lives up to his name.

       Somehow during the race, Kim has gotten too close to quick sand. Speed gives him his hand and pulls him to relative safety. They both get in the Mach Five as the Black Tiger disappears under the sand. As they try to pull away, the Mach Five begins getting sucked under. As Speed and Kim lose consciousness, General Noble and his men somehow shoot and attach ropes to the Mach Five and pull it up to safety.

       At the General's very nice and well kept castle, Kim awakens. When Noble tells him about the fate of his father and that Schemer lied about the country having a corrupt government, Kim laughs, not believing him. When Speed tells Kim about Noble and the army saving Spritle and Chim-Chim who escaped from Schemer, Kim realizes the truth. He decides to help rescue Trixie with Speed, Spritle and Chim-Chim. During the night, Trixie cries and is overheard by the prisoner in the next room. He is Prince Omar of Flathill. He finds Trixie's voice nice and she seems to feel the same about his. He tells her he will be executed the next morning.

       At the fortress gates, Kim, Spritle and Chim-Chim show up posing as a girl and a child selling fruit. Chim-Chim is hiding in the fruit cart. At the same time, Speed is in the Mach Five with General Noble and the army on camelback following closely behind. Quick camels. Just as they get to the fortress, though, Schemer has the gates closed and deep pits around the fortress opened. Noble's riders fall into the pit. Inside, though, Kim is pouring gunpowder throughout the weapons room but is confronted by Schemer before he can light the powder. Kim throws a can of gunpowder to known away the gun Schemer is holding. The gun hits the ground and goes off, which ignites the powder. Everyone hops in the Mach Five and race out of the fortress just before it explodes doing in Schemer and the rest of his bad guys.

       In Sandoland it's race day. The announcer tells the crowd that Kim can't make it because the Black Tiger isn't available. Kim tells Speed to win the race for him. Nearby, Prince Omar makes an appearance saying something to the effect that Trixie is as lovely as her voice. She looks up into his face, and, well, let's just say Speed has nothing to worry about here, royalty or no... Speed will easily win the Desert Race that day.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Kim Jugger, (Jack Curtis)
Ali Ben Schemer, (Peter Fernandez)
General Ali Cannot, (Jack Curtis)
General Abdul Noble, (Jack Grimes)
Prince Omar, (Peter Fernandez)
Flathill Soldier #1, (Jack Curtis)
Flathill Soldier #2, (Jack Grimes)
Announcer, (Jack Grimes)



16.) The Fire Race, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: November 11, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Inca Underground Race, (Beginning)

       The scene opens at a meeting of The League of Countries, presumably the equivalent of the United Nations, where the countries are demanding that the kingdom of Kapetepek open its borders to the world. The country appears to be a mix between a rich Middle Eastern country and a South American Aztec society. Chief Zuma refuses to open the borders saying they don't want strangers in their land. Other countries then accuse him of conducting secret weapons research, and so on. Chief Zuma of Kapetepek and the League of Countries decide that a car race will be held. If the Kapetepekan driver wins, their borders can remain closed. If a non-Kapetepekan driver wins, the borders will be open to the world. The League members are shocked to find that the Kapetepekan driver is none other than the fearsome Kabala.

       Kabala disappeared years ago and has not been seen since. Soon after, our hero Speed receives a letter inviting him to take part in the Fire Festival Race in Kapetepek. Speed has a bad feeling about it and recalls a race where Car #13 -- Kabala's -- caused a car crash. Another race by the Amazon shows Kabala's car springing over the river so close above the head of a racer on a raft with his car, that the racer falls overboard and is eaten by piranhas.

       The demonic and tragic racing stories about Kabala were factual events that Speed learned about in the early days of his racing career. Soon after, the Go Team land at the airport in Kapetepek. Once inside, they meet Racer X, who tells them he will competing in the race. Later that evening, Speed and the other racers are invited to witness a strange Kapetepekan ceremony that is presided by Chief Zuma. This event begins the Fire Festival Race. He announces the winner of the race will marry his granddaughter, Silvana. Upon hearing this, she isn't happy about it and Trixie is even less happy, too. Chief Zuma says he thinks Speed looks like the bravest man in the race and wants Silvana to marry him. Trixie is very jealous and objects to the marriage proposition. Kadar, who will be competing in the race, tells Chief Zuma that he would like to be her bridegroom if Speed refuses.

       When people doubt that Kabala is going to show up for the race, Chief Zuma takes them to his old, spiderweb covered residence. He shows them photos on the wall of racers. Each photo has a mark of a skull on the corner of it meaning that none of the racers could race again. The Chief says after this race, these 2 photos will have the same marks: pictures of Speed and Racer X. After the festival Kadar, with his trademark red lizard on his black crash helmet, and his other four team members attack Silvana to find where the kingdom's treasures are hidden. Speed steps in, uses his expert martial arts, and quickly dispatches the gang. Silvana reminds them that this is why her father wants to keep the borders closed.

       The next day, the Chief has all the racers bring their cars by raft downstream to the start of the race. On the shore are bones of would-be treasure hunters who illegally entered Kapetepek. Finally, they arrive at the shore by a huge rock cliff. With his remote control ring, the Chief opens secret doors into the mountain. The race will take place under a volcano. When the volcano erupts, the race begins. When it erupts again, the doors to the mountain will seal for another 100 years. Everyone goes into the mountain to see the ancient city, which looks like an Aztec city with pyramids and so on, of the Kapetepek ancestors. While they're there, Trixie becomes jealous of Speed talking with Silvana.

       After observing this and returning to the surface, Trixie calculates the average speed of the Mach Five will be 160 mph to enable Speed to drive the race course and make it out the other side, before the mountain walls close for another 100 years. The racers are in position at the starting line as the volcano begins to erupt. Racer X seems to have vanished, since he's not present for the start of the race. Chief Zuma is waiting for Kabala to appear before he orders the race to begin.

       The League's representative has cast doubts about him showing up and just at the last minute, Kabala appears in car #13. Everyone is completely surprised that he showed up, since it's been rumored that Kabala had died many years ago. Speed is totally in awe when he looks over to see Kabala in the sleek, black sports car. The volcano is becoming very active and is spewing out fire and rocks that are landing on the race course. Chief Zuma gives the signal and the Fire Festival Race begins.

       All the racers drive into the entrance and the rock walls of the mountain close together. The molten lava flows downward and seals them for good. Once inside the mountain, some of the racers encounter rock slides and molten lava flows that are a result of the volcano erupting. Some of the racers crash in the process. Kadar sees this as a means to get back at Speed. He strikes the Mach Five with his car and this causes Speed to veer off the course. He manages to keep the Mach Five under control and applies the brakes to avoid disaster. A stream of molten lava is rushing onto the stone floor and Speed manages to avoid it. He accelerates to get out, but the back tires get caught in the rugged terrain which protrudes on the course. He looks up at a rock ledge and sees a stream of molten lava that is about to pour down on the Mach Five.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Kabala, (Peter Fernandez)
Chief Zuma, (Jack Curtis)
League Member #1, (Peter Fernandez)
League Member #2, (Jack Grimes)
League Member #3, (Jack Curtis)
League Member #4, (Peter Fernandez)
Driver 14, (Jack Grimes)
Stewardess, (Corinne Orr)
Silvana, (Corinne Orr)
Kadar, (Jack Curtis)
Driver 002, (Peter Fernandez)
Driver 005, (Jack Grimes)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



17.) The Fire Race, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: November 11, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Inca Underground Race, (Conclusion)

       As part two begins, the Mach Five is deliberately struck by Kadar and its rear tires get caught in the rocky terrain just off the course. Speed hits the accelerator and can't get out. He sees a stream of molten lava that is about to pour down on the Mach Five. He activates button "D" on the steering wheel, so the deflector canopy will prevent the lava from coming inside the car. He accelerates much harder and gets out real fast. Speed uses a temporary route and the Mach Five auto-jacks over the river of lava and returns to the main tunnel. As he drives onward, he sees other racers have crashed and burned in the lava. He wonders what caused all the crashes. Eventually, all the racers stop at a cliff because there is an underground lake blocking their way. They decide to return to the surface.

       But just then, the lake begins draining only to leave a huge four-legged monster standing there. It is a rock monster and without the support of the water begins crumbling and falling on the cars. Several get hit, but Speed makes it across the dry lake bed into a tunnel at the other side. As he continues, he drives through an underground petrified forest. Further ahead, Kadar and his team see that the walls of the cave contain diamonds. They stop and try to pry loose as many as they can. But then a giant octopus-like monster attacks them. They barely get away, and as Speed comes upon them, he has to use the Mach Five's rotary saws to cut through the tentacles trying to grab the car.

       Soon after, Speed drives to the ruins of an ancient underground palace filled with the treasure of Kapetepek. But Kadar and his men are looting the treasure and Kabala is trying to stop them. Speed joins him and they fight off Kadar and company. When Kabala's visor falls off, it turns out that it's Racer X in disguise. As luck would have it, Kadar recovers from the fight and fires his pistol at them. He holds them at gunpoint to make sure they will never get in his way again. Speed and Racer X are backing away from Kadar in anticipation that he's going to shoot them down.

       The cave is beginning to rumble from the gunshot. Just as Kadar is about to shoot them down, the stone floor collapses under Speed and Racer X. They fall into a deep abyss and disappear from view. Kadar and his men figure they are dead from the fall. They load up the jewels in their cars and leave to resume the race. But it turns out that Speed and Racer X are alive and well. They manage to find their way out to safety, but Speed is in question.

       Speed: "Racer X, why did you disguise yourself as a Kapetepekan?"

       Racer X: "Hmm? I'll tell you. I was taught to drive mountainous roads by a Kapetepekan named Kabala. I knew none of the tricks of how to race along those tortured roads and broken trails when I first met Kabala. Every racing car driver in the world was afraid of him, but he was kind and helpful to me. He taught me various techniques which only he knew. And then, when I became a professional racing driver, I had a race with Kabala on a mountain path. Suddenly, before he had a chance to avoid it, there was a landslide. And his car fell into the valley below. I searched for him. But I never saw him again. So to return his kindness, I disguised myself as Kabala and try to protect the treasure of the Kapetepeks."

       Speed: "And the borders of this land?"

       Racer X: "That's right, Speed. This race was begun because someone didn't like Kapetepek keeping its borders closed. And if you win this race Speed, the borders of Kapetepek will be open to anybody in the world. The country will be ruined."

       Speed: "That's nonsense! I'm getting back into the race! I don't care about any silly reason for racing like you just gave me! I'm racing to win. That's all. And I'm gonna do it! I'll see you at the finish line, Racer X! There's nothing you can say that will try to stop me from being the winner! Nothing!"

       Racer X: "Speed, come back here! Listen to me! Speed!"

       Speed: "It's no use talking any further, Racer X. All I'm interested in is winning."

       Meanwhile, Kadar and his teammates have escaped with the jewels, but a river of molten lava flows through the course. The road is blocked and his four partners are trapped at the edge of the cliff. Each one tries to make it across, but they crash and go over the edge as a result of the lava flow. Kadar races ahead only to end up in a lava pool himself. He could have escaped but doesn't want to leave the jewels behind. As he decides how to save them, a bubble of lava bursts shooting hot lava onto Kadar, and he perishes. Elsewhere on the surface, Spritle and Chim-Chim have infiltrated a Kapetepekan religious ceremony. Chim-Chim is soon found out, and tied to a table under a huge swinging pendulum. After the locals leave him to his fate - the pendulum swings lower each time - a young boy unties Spritle in the nick of time.

       The volcano is starting to erupt again and everyone waiting outside is tense, since no racers have emerged from the cave mouth. Speed and Kabala are in the final stretch and drive through the giant skeleton of a dinosaur. Speed does a few slalom runs in and around the giant ribs and gets back on the course. Just as he and Kabala get to the far side, the dinosaur's head is loosened by the high decibel noise from the engines of both cars. It falls to the ground and Speed and Kabala drive right through it, shattering the ancient remains into little fragments.

       With only a few minutes and not much room to spare, Speed and Kabala drive the last leg in the race, but neither one of them knows if he will make it out alive. The cave mouth is starting to close for good, so Speed sounds the horn, and hopes Trixie and Sparky will hear it. They do and all of them await anxiously to see if Speed will emerge. He and Kabala make it out and the race is a tie. Chief Zuma insists Kabala is the winner and wants to keep the country's borders closed. In a few moments, Speed honestly tells the Chief that is not Kabala he's speaking to. But the Chief insists it is Kabala and that he'd know him anywhere.

       Racer X reveals himself to Chief Zuma and everyone is surprised it really isn't Kabala. Racer X tells the Chief, "I've risked my life to save your treasure. Now, you gentlemen must come to some agreement. Compromise. Open your borders to the world some of the time." Chief Zuma agrees and thinks it is a good idea to keep the borders open on a semi-annual basis. Speed and Racer X are the only two racers who finished and made it out alive. Initially, there were 96 cars that entered the Fire Festival Race. Early on, some backed out and the rest were killed inside the volcano. At the airport, Silvana says goodbye to Speed and wishes him luck. He says to her, "You know someday, I'll come here again."



       Speed Racer note:

       The original Japanese episode title is Inca Underground Race. There are substantial differences in the original manga and the anime of the story. The first example is that Racer X isn't in the manga, but he appears in the episode. In the manga, the fearsome Kabala joins the race to win, so the country's borders will remain closed and to protect the treasure of the Kapetepeks. In the anime, Racer X is disguised as Kabala and later reveals he met Kabala while he was driving along "tortured roads and broken trails." He taught Rex Racer driving techniques which only he knew. Kabala's car also uses the auto-jacks, which the Mach Five employs.

       When he became a professional racing driver, Racer X and Kabala had a race on a mountain path. Suddenly, before he had a chance to avoid it, there was a landslide and Kabala's car fell into the valley below. Racer X searched for him, but he never saw him again. So, in return for Kabala's kind ways, Racer X donned his friend's identity to protect the treasure and to keep the country's borders closed to the world. This change in the anime was made to give insight into Rex Racer's past, as he was learning to become a professional racer, which he explained to Speed.

       In the part two of the episode, there's a underground lake with a four-legged rock monster that crumbles after the lake goes dry. It wasn't contained in the manga, nor was the petrified forest that Speed drives through in the second part of the episode. In the manga, the Guardian Beast of Kapetepek is a giant monster who lives in the volcano. He protects the treasure from those who want to illegally steal it.

       Kadar and his men are looting the treasure, so the monster attacks them and kills his teammates. He manages to escape, but is seriously injured in the aftermath. Nearby are Speed and Kabala, who drive into the skeleton cage of a dinosaur and get trapped. This is a clever means for the monster to kill them. In part two of the anime, the monster was an octopus-like creature who attacks Kadar and his men, who are stealing the diamonds, but they get away and resume the race.

       Back to the manga; Kadar manages to get in close range and he shoots Kabala, but the wound isn't fatal. After a few moments, the gunshot creates a shower of rocks that falls on Kadar and he dies. In the anime, it was changed to Kadar and his teammates perishing as they tried to cross the river of molten lava.

       In the manga, Speed must find a way to get he and Kabala out of the skeleton cage before the giant monster kills them. Speed and Kabala have a brief conversation about why he was trying to protect Kapetepek and its treasure from the outside world. Speed realizes it's more important than winning the race and wants to help. He opens the Mach Five's trunk and puts Kabala inside and then lights the fuel on Kabala's car afire, so it will explode.

       He then disguises himself as Kabala and hops in the Mach Five and Kabala's car explodes, which shatters the skeleton cage and kills the giant monster. Speed drives out quickly to avoid getting caught in the explosion. In the anime, Speed and Kabala drive through the skeleton and when they get to the other side, the head loosens from the engine vibrations. It falls down and they drive through it, shattering the ancient remains into little fragments.

       In the manga, the final scenes have Speed in disguise as Kabala, who emerges from Mount Rumble. He drives past Chief Zuma and takes the Mach Five around a bend and removes Kabala's headpiece and visor. Speed opens the trunk and gets Kabala out. Trixie, Spritle and Chim Chim run over and Speed tells them he lost the race. But they are more concerned he made it out of the volcano alive. Chief Zuma and Kabala are standing on a nearby hilltop and the Chief thanks Speed for saving Kapetepek.

       The helicopter is flying away and Speed bids a happy farewell to Chief Zuma and Kabala. In the anime, it is revealed that Racer X is disguised as Kabala and risked his life to protect the country. He tells Chief Zuma and the League of Countries to compromise and keep the country's borders open some of the time.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim (Jack Grimes)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Kabala, (Peter Fernandez)
League Member, (Peter Fernandez)
Chief Zuma, (Jack Curtis)
Silvana, (Corinne Orr)
Kadar, (Jack Curtis)
Driver 002, (Peter Fernandez)
Driver 003, (Peter Fernandez)
Driver 005, (Jack Grimes)
Temple Priest, (Jack Grimes)
Little Boy, (Corinne Orr)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



18.) Girl Daredevil, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: November 18, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Hidden Treasure of Niagara, (Beginning)

       This episode opens with a map of the world and Speed is reminiscing about his early racing experiences. Scenes from The Most Dangerous Race and Challenge of the Masked Racer are superimposed on the map as Speed narrates:

       "For months, I've been driving in races all over the world. There have been a lot of bad crashes and I've had some close calls, but the danger is a part of racing, just as is the thrill of winning. I'll go on competing in races throughout the world, because wherever there's a challenge, I've gotta meet it."

       Speed, Trixie, Spritle and Chim-Chim are on their way to compete in the Nitona Handicap in the city of Nitona. As they enter the city, a crowd has gathered below a building. On the top of the skyscraper, an attractive girl in a circus outfit is standing on the edge. She jumps, scaring the onlookers. On her way down she does some flips and lands on a large air bag, bounces off it, and lands on her feet in the street. The stunt is an advertisement for the Universal Circus that has come to town. The girl, Twinkle Banks, spots Speed, who is clearly impressed with her, and winks at him. Trixie's not so happy about that. As a result, when Spritle wants to go to the circus, Trixie thinks that the upcoming race will conveniently leave no time whatsoever to go. But when Spritle and Chim-Chim cry loudly, Trixie gives in.

       In the circus tent, the happy quartet is impressed by the auto-oriented circus. Chimps enter the circus ring driving all sorts of old-fashioned cars. One nicely dressed male chimp finishes eating his cob of corn and throws it, hitting Chim-Chim. Chim-Chim, looking to restore his injured pride, sneaks backstage and dons a tux. He comes out juggling pins, then throw a pin at the corn-eating chimp, which knocks him out. Chim-Chim hops up next to the female chimp happy as can be. But then he crashes into a gorilla cage. The female chimp is angry, but not half as much as the gorilla who grabs Chim-Chim and hits him. Ouch.

       After this little monkey business, out comes the star of the circus, Twinkle Banks, driving her flashy little sports car. Speed is the only one in the entire circus clapping enthusiastically. Twinkle spots him and has a twinkle in her eye matching the twinkle in Speed's. She heads into some sort of cylinder with banked sides. As she drives faster and faster, the sides seem to become vertical so that the centrifugal force keeps her aloft. A clown, Twinkle's dad and the circus owner, is at a control that lifts the cylinder high above the circus floor, but the lever jams.

       Meanwhile, Twinkle is hanging from the steering wheel, standing on the hood and doing those flashy death-defying stunts that circus people love, as her car is zipping round and round the cylinder. A bad guy, Cornpone Brotch, looking on, says the accident will fit right into his plans. When much time elapses, Speed realizes something must be wrong. The clown tells him that the lever is stuck. Without hesitation, Speed runs to a support pole, climbs up to the cylinder. Twinkle, exhausted, has passed out in the driver's seat. Speed hops in as the car comes round again. The cylindrical track begins shaking and eventually begins to crack. At that point, Speed picks up Twinkle and jumps to safety on a trapeze platform just as the car crashes through the cylinder.

       In Twinkle's trailer, while she rests in bed, her dad thanks Speed for saving her. When Speed says the equipment was not in good repair, Mr. Banks tells the gang that the circus is not making money, so the equipment is in bad shape. He goes on that they had many animals that they loved dearly. The fed the animals only the best food and gave them the best care till the circus almost went bankrupt. Speed and Trixie feel so bad, they give Mr. Banks what money they have in their pockets. Spritle and Chim-Chim donate their candy, maybe an even bigger sacrifice! As they leave the father and daughter in the trailer, Mr. Brotch watches from a distance.

       Back at the hotel garage, Sparky is changing the gears and differential so that the Mach Five will be ready for the upcoming Nitona Handicap race. However, Speed and Trixie hop in the Mach Five and speed away to find the Universal Circus; Speed, to check on Twinkle, Trixie, to keep an eye on Speed. She's a bit annoyed at Speed's interest in the girl. At any rate, the circus has already left town, so they return to the hotel. In the garage again, Trixie turns on the Mach Five's radio where they hear a story that Twinkle Banks will cross the Niagara Falls on a tightrope in her car. As Speed and Trixie speed off again, Sparky exclaims, "You'll never make the Nitona Race!"

       At the falls, Mr. Brotch is seated with the audience and thinks to himself, "It's gonna be fascinating to watch, huh, huh, huh, huh." Nearby, Mr. Banks, dressed in his clown suit, says to Twinkle that it's 3,000 feet across the falls and 150 feet down; that there's no room for even a small mistake. Mr. Banks feels guilty that Twinkle is peforming this dangerous stunt to save his failing circus. He thanks Brotch, who has orchestrated the entire stunt.

       Worried about potential wind, Banks listens to the radio and hears that a storm is approaching from the Canadian side. (Twinkle will leave from the U.S. side.) When he goes to tell his daughter to call it off, Mr. Brotch won't hear of it. He has three of his men restrain Banks. Brotch then dresses in Banks' clown outfit, even fooling Twinkle. On the way to the falls, Speed, too, hears the weather forecast and rushes to get there in time to stop Twinkle. He's too late, though. She has already begun the stunt.

       At the foot of the falls, we see a crane and a large pipe. Brotch and his men are standing nearby. Brotch has a treasure map showing that a secret cave exists behind the falls and indicates where treasure was hidden by the Indians centuries ago. He arranged Twinkle's stunt to keep prying eyes from his escapade. By now, the storm has arrived, and the strong wind is causing Twinkle's car to sway on the double tightrope (one for each set of wheels). Just as Mr. Banks says he can't bear to watch, Twinkle's car plunges into the falls below. Luckily, she leaped clear and is hanging from one of the tightropes. Speed and Sparky begin removing the Mach Five tires so that Speed can drive out on the ropes to save her.

       Below, Brotch has driven into the cave via the large pipe. He says Twinkle's predicament will only further divert attention from him. Up on the ropes, Speed has rescued Twinkle. But first one, then the other rope breaks dropping them into the water below. Speed has already closed the cockpit and started the oxygen supply going. But due to the strong currents from the falls, the Mach Five keeps getting tumbled back to the same place. When the remaining 15 minutes of the oxygen supply runs down, Speed and Twinkle begin having trouble breathing.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Twinkle Banks, (Corinne Orr)
Mr. Banks, (Jack Grimes)
Cornpone Brotch, (Jack Curtis)
Henchman #1, (Peter Fernandez)
Henchman #2, (Jack Grimes)
Policeman, (Peter Fernandez)
Pedestrian, (Jack Curtis)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



19.) Girl Daredevil, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: November 18, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Hidden Treasure of Niagara, (Conclusion)

       Just as Speed is losing hope for survival, he recalls hearing that there's a secret cave behind the Niagara Falls. Sure enough, they find it, drive up onto dry land and take deep breaths. Walking ahead, they see old totem poles centuries old. One falls nearby and almost hits them. Brotch and his three henchmen are there laughing. They're standing by the huge pile of gold bars they located. Over the radio, one of Brotch's men warns him that the police are on their way to the foot of the falls to check on the cars that fell from the tightropes. Brotch tells him to blow up the entrance to be sure no one finds them, and that the map shows a back entrance to the cave. Speed then tries to fight his way out but is quickly subdued, at which point he and Twinkle are tied up. Even if they free themselves, Brotch warns, there are hundreds of passages. On his way out, Brotch steals the Mach Five to add it to his collection of stolen cars.

       Outside of the cave, Trixie, Sparky, Spritle and Chim-Chim are at the base of the falls with the police. It occurs to Trixie that she might be able to use the police helicopter's radio to contact the Mach Five. She succeeds but only to the point of contacting Brotch. He laughs that they'll never find Speed and Twinkle. Speed and Twinkle, though, are not so easily stumped. Twinkle uses her circus skills to escape from the ropes. Once free she and Speed follow the Mach Five tire tracks to the secret exit.

       Trixie, meanwhile, is yelling at Brotch for being so mean as she flies the chopper with Spritle and Chim-Chim who are along for ride. She happens to spot Brotch and his men leaving the cave and smartly assumes Speed and Twinkle will find the same exit. When they do, everyone hops in the chopper. They fly high so that Brotch won't know he's being tailed, and follow him to his hideout. In little time, they are entering South Dakota and we see Brotch has a secret rock doorway to enter his fortress by Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills. Speed, Trixie, Twinkle, Spritle and Chim-Chim search without success till nightfall for a secret door. As they are looking, Speed and the others notice a bright glint come from the eye of one of the Rushmore presidents. Twinkle and Chim-Chim scale the rock face and lower a rope for Speed. Trixie and Sparky can't climb it, so they wait behind.

       Inside the eye, Speed and Twinkle discover a long hallway with walls and doors made of metal. While they begin looking for Twinkle's father, they see many stolen works of art. Then they find a room with the stolen cars and go in when they spot the Mach Five. But Brotch is waiting for them already. He has many black panthers that he sets upon Speed and Twinkle. Speed grabs a crank off an Model T style car and does his best to swat at the panthers. Twinkle jumps and tries to hang from a chandelier above the snapping jaws of the panthers.

       Outside, Trixie is as resourceful as ever and lands the police chopper atop Mt. Rushmore -- Sparky must have stayed below. She and Spritle go in and are greeted by an excited Chim-Chim. He shows them where Speed and Twinkle are. Trixie and the rest get in the Mach Five, rush in and save Speed and Twinkle. Once in, Speed closes the cockpit just in time. Brotch has been laughing all the while at their predicament. The Mach Five lightly hits one panther, the Mach Five saws give one a close haircut, while the periscope punches yet another. From the trunk, Spritle and Chim-Chim are doing what they can with a slingshot and hit one panther. But then Brotch releases sleeping gas into the room. The cats are knocked out, so Speed runs to open the door. As the cats begin waking up, Spritle and Chim-Chim pop a piece of candy into the mouths of each. At this gesture, the cats become fast friends with the Go Team.

       Breaking free from the room, the Mach Five speeds down the hallway while Brotch's men shoot at it. Spritle and Chim-Chim are on the backs of panthers that now attack Brotch's men leaving them dazed and in need of bandaging. They manage to find Twinkle's dad, but he is in a cage joined to another housing a lion. Brotch has his handle on a lever to open the door separating the two. Speed has good intentions when he sends the homing robot after Brotch, but the robot actually bumps Brotch's arm causing the lever to be pulled. The lion walks over into Mr. Banks' cage and begins snapping at him.

       Twinkle tells her father to remember when he was the best animal trainer in the world, and so on. He regains his courage, and with a whip already in the cage, tames the lion who returns to his cage. Brotch admits defeat, but says he will kill them. Right then, the panthers come roaring in chasing Brotch. Trixie: "For a fat man, he certainly can move fast!" Some time later, we're back at Niagara Falls on a bright, sunny day. Twinkle is on a double car-tightrope again. One breaks and she and the clown in the car drive back with two wheels on just one rope. Everyone is happy, and the clown? Yeah, it's Speed!



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Twinkle Banks, (Corinne Orr)
Mr. Banks, (Jack Grimes)
Cornpone Brotch, (Jack Curtis)
Henchman #1, (Jack Grimes)
Henchman #2, (Jack Grimes)
Police Officer, (Peter Fernandez)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



20.) The Fastest Car on Earth, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: November 25, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Race Car of the Devil, (Beginning)

       It's midnight at the Spook Cemetery in a lonely section of town. Standing near a hearse, a man uses a flashlight to signal someone in the hearse. The top of the car opens and a small crane raises up and swings over the top of a grave. It drops down and unearths an engine. The man laughs, rips off a shroud, and we see the name of the engine: GRX.

       The next day we see Pops and Speed driving the Mach Five around a test track. Sparky yells that the previous lap was 2 minutes and 6 seconds. The third fastest time on record, according to Trixie. She seems to have a good head for numbers. Speed is hungry, but as he and Trixie open Trixie's lovingly prepared picnic basket...it's empty! Spritle and Chim-Chim got to it first. In the woods, Spritle starts chasing Chim-Chim for eating both portions. As Chim-Chim runs away, he sees links of hot dogs hanging from the trees, and of course begins eating away. Little does he know, it's a trap. Just as he's following the last sets of links, Spritle catches up and sees Chim-Chim snatched and thrown into the back of a truck. Before the doors close, Spritle manages to jump in.

       The truck drives onto the grounds of a large, attractive chateau by a small lake. It's Oriena Flux's home and laboratory. She had Chim-Chim captured to be a "guinea pig." He's strapped into a go-cart, as Spritle secretly watches from behind a bush trying to devise a rescue plan, and the engine is started. Chim-Chim does his best to drive but is afraid. After that lap, he's sprayed with a drug called V Gas. The drug sharpens reflexive nerves, and the side effect is that there's no fear of speed since it can be easily handled. The next lap shows Chim-Chim buzzing along even faster in full control and with no fear. After seeing Chim Chim's performance, Oriena tells her cohorts standing with her, "Now we'll win the Grand Prix of the Orient." Later, Spritle frees Chim-Chim from a cage. They narrowly escape when Flux's snoozing bull-dog awakens and chases them. Chim-Chim knocks him out with a big rock.

       Back at the track, it's three days to the Oriental Grand Prix. While talking about the upcoming race, the Go Team see a dazzling car pull up. Pops hears the engine idling and knows he's heard it before but can't place it. In the stands, we see the driver being sprayed with the drug V Gas. As the car starts, the drug hasn't taken full effect yet, and the driver is still somewhat afraid. Pops suddenly remembers the engine; it's the GRX! After it finishes a lap, Sparky announces that it was a full 15 seconds faster than the Mach Five. The Go Team want to go over to the GRX, but Pops says to stay away because there's something supernatural about it.

       When Spritle points out the bad guy who caused him and Chim-Chim so much grief, Pops grabs them and -- on the track still, mind you! -- flags down a taxi of some sort. They go to the Spook Cemetery where the wind is howling, owls are hooting, and it's just generally scary. At a gravesite, Pops sees that the GRX has been dug up. They leave in haste.

       Pops drives to Flux's home/laboratory and has a heated confrontation with her. She agrees that her organization built the car but denies it is using the GRX engine. Pops knows better and yells (as always) that Ben Cranem built the engine ten years ago and he and four other test drivers were killed by the unmanageable power of the GRX, the most dangerous and powerful engine in the world. That's why the GRX was "planted," in Pops words, with Cranem when Cranem himself was planted. As tempers flare, a fight ensues. When it's clear Pops will be the victor, Oriena shoots him with a sleeper gun, knocking him out.

       At the track, Speed and Trixie are following the GRX, which is on a flatbed truck. Speed pulls alongside the truck, has Trixie take the Mach Five's wheel, and he jumps onto the flatbed. As he creeps towards the the cab, he eavesdrops and hears the driver of the GRX begging for water. After drinking some, he suddenly becomes extremely afraid of speed of any kind and begs the truck driver to stop. As the truck pulls into Flux's grounds, Spritle and Chim-Chim who are already worried that Pops hasn't returned, see Speed on the truck.

       Inside, Pops is being beaten up because he wants to destroy the GRX, which by now everyone admits is the engine in Flux's car. She asks him if he's willing to risk his life to destroy the GRX, and Pops says he is. So many drivers have died that he doesn't want it to happen to more because no one can handle the awesome speeds generated by the GRX. The Flux says here's a driver who can. But the truckdriver drops the whimpering GRX driver on the floor who's still crying that he can't stand the speed.

       In the garage of Flux's grounds, Speed is awed by the the GRX. While looking at the car, a young, curly headed guy named Curly approaches Speed. He says he'll take the GRX. He and Speed get into a fight. Inside, Flux's henchmen have left Pops tied up while they decide how to get rid of him. Spritle and Chim-Chim take the opportunity to climb through the basement window and free Pops. In the garage, the fight between Speed and Curly continues. After Speed knocks out Curly, he can't resist driving the GRX. The bad guys are surprised to see Speed drive away in the GRX, but not half as surprised as Pops, Spritle and Chim-Chim. As a bad guy leaves the grounds in pursuit, they flag him down and knock him out to borrow his car. Speed is traveling at 340 kph and is almost hysterical with delight, then feels as if he's entering another dimension; one reached only through speed. He passes out. The GRX avoids crashing only by the fortuitous shifting of Speed's weight on the steering wheel, which miraculously keeps Speed on the road.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Oriena Flux, (Corinne Orr)
Omar, (Jack Curtis)
Big Henchman, (Peter Fernandez)
Loomis Towcar, (Peter Fernandez)
Curly Cranem, (Jack Grimes)
Taxi Driver, (Peter Fernandez)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



21.) The Fastest Car on Earth, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: November 25, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Race Car of the Devil, (Conclusion)

       Luckily, Speed's foot slips off the accelerator, and the GRX decelerates. When Pops and Sparky catch up, Sparky hops in the GRX and stops it. While they're taking care of Speed, the bad guys come for the car. So Pops gets in yet another fight and is near winning when Omar, Flux's chief henchman, is able to jump in the GRX and escape. The next morning in the Racer home, the family and Trixie are gathered around Speed's bed, worried. Pops says that though it'll be harder on him than Speed, he has to give Speed the "treatment." Out front on the lawn, Pops starts dousing Speed with buckets of cold water. He's telling Speed that the high speed of the GRX somehow messes up a driver's coordination.

       At the track, it's the day of final trials for the Oriental Grand Prix. Speed in the Mach Five is pitted against Loomis Towcar in the GRX. Sparky advises Speed not to try to beat the GRX, to hold back a little. In the GRX, Loomis gets dosed with V Gas and soon becomes thirsty. During the trial, when the GRX is five seconds ahead of the Mach Five, Loomis drinks from a water bottle, which soon brings on the speedophobia. He stops the GRX and gets out nearly crying in fear. The Mach Five has caught up by then and has to use the auto-jacks to spring over the stopped GRX. When Loomis tries to drive the GRX, he can't handle it. The cars flips and burns. When Speed stops to help, Oriena comes up and asks Speed if he'd like to drive the GRX.

       Unable to resist so great a temptation, Speed goes with Oriena Flux and her companions in the chopper. We see Chim-Chim sitting on the landing gear eating a banana. In Trixie's helicopter, she, Pops and Spritle are following Flux. They're worried because Speed is acting so strangely. At Flux's estate, the newly fixed GRX is wheeled out. Speed hops in the GRX, is given his hit of V Gas and starts off driving euphorically. From Flux's helicopter, Chim-Chim radios Trixie in hers. Somehow, that enables her to pinpoint Speed's location. They show up as Speed is in the midst of his test drive. When the GRX stops, Pops grabs Speed and brings him home.

       After the Racers have left, we see Curly step forward deciding to drive the GRX, saying he's the only on with the right to do so. On the drive home, Speed is thirsty due to the V Gas. After Trixie so nicely gives him a drink of water, Speed begs Pops to stop the car. To cure Speed of his phobia, at home Pops sets up the movie projector and shows Speed some movies taken during a drive through city streets. Speed can't take it. The projector is turned off when the phone rings. It's Dr. Skuller, the noted cerebral physiologist, who analyzed the drug and figured out it was V Gas. Knowing better what they're up against, Pops turns off the lights and again turns on the projector. Speed handles it better but is still jittery.

       At the Grand Prix of the Orient, Speed is still afraid to go fast. Pops says, or rather yells, "Be a man. Don't let anyone know you're afraid." The race begins and after the first lap, the GRX is up by five seconds, just like in the trials. At that point, Speed finally recovers from the V Gas. But in the fifteenth lap, the GRX is now up by thirty seconds with the Mach Five in second. The GRX driver, Curly pulls into the pit and is starving for water. Omar tries to stop him, but Curly knocks him down and gets a drink from the water faucet. During the pit stop, the Mach Five catches up to the GRX. As the GRX pulls out onto the track, the now fearful Curly crashes the GRX. It flips and burns, killing Curly. The Mach Five wins. Speed and Pops only then discover that sadly Curly is the son of the GRX inventor, Ben Cranem.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Curtis)
Oriena Flux, (Corinne Orr)
Omar, (Jack Curtis)
Big Henchman, (Peter Fernandez)
Loomis Towcar, (Peter Fernandez)
Curly Cranem, (Jack Grimes)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)



22.) Mach Five vs. Mach Five, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: December 1, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Mach's Critical Moment, (Beginning)

       At one of the most secret secret places in the world, the Secret National Science Institute, Professor Tower is leaving work late, in his car with license plate # R241, but is in good spirits. He has just completed work in the new powerful ray, the Mizmo. After the Professor leaves the facility, the Mach Five blares its horn and autojacks over the guardhouse. The security guards are completely taken by surprise and sound the alarm. As one of the buildings is reached, from the Mach Five, two guards are shot. When the driver runs inside, he shoots another. The driver steals something, and as he flees the scene, the two guards at the gate recognize the car as the Mach Five.

       The next day at the Racer family home, Spritle and Chim-Chim are building a working model of the Mach Five. Chim-Chim sits in the driver's seat and accidentally breaks off the steering wheel. Inside the house, Speed wakes up late, telling Pops he was out late the night before. On tv, Speed sees a news report about the burglary at the Secret National Science Institute the night before. In the garage, Spritle and Chim-Chim start off on a test drive. On the road, we see the steering wheel has A and B buttons on it. Spritle tests out the A (auto jacks) button. The jacks only boost one side of the car! When he tries B (belted tires), the car falls apart. A cop comes over to holler at the young driver, who says, "Spritle's my name and mischief's my game!" It turns out the police were heading to the Racer household to talk to Speed. They arrive, and just seconds later, so does Trixie in her yellow convertible, license number 21 6557. On this perfect sunny, summer day, Trixie has made a picnic basket and wants to have lunch with Speed and go for a swim at the beach. But the police say Inspector Detector wants to talk to Speed at headquarters. Speed is escorted by four or more police motorcycles.

       At headquarters, Inspector Detector is waiting there with the guards from the science institute as Speed drives up. The guards confirm that that's the car thet broke into the institute. Inspector Detector asks Speed where he was at midnight the night before. Speed says he was visiting a girl named Lorena. Bad timing. Trixie had just pulled up and not happy about the revelation. Speed explained Lorena had engine trouble, so he brought her home. She invited Speed in, and she and her father, Dr. Nightcall, entertained Speed and offered him something to eat. It was drugged, though, because Speed fell asleep and didn't get home till midnight, unaware that he had even been drugged. To verify the story, the inspector brings Speed to the Nightcall's house. Lorena Nightcall answers but says she's never seen Speed before and doesn't know what he's talking about. The one-eyed Dr. Nightcall says the same. Inspector Detector is forced to arrest Speed for the burglary of the science institute, even though we later her the inspector say he never thought Speed was guilty.

       After everyone leaves the Nightcall residence, Lorena cries on her father's shoulder that it's not right for Speed to go to jail for something he didn't do. But Dr. Nightcall says it's for the greater good. He then uses a button on a wooden sailing ship model tilted above the fireplace. He goes down some steps and radios his boss, Mr. Cumulus. Cumulus is a strange character wearing a green mask covering his eyes and head with black outlines around the eye holes. Cumulus is happy to hear how well the Mach Five performed the night before and gives Nightcall, an expert copier, one hour to build a duplicate Mach Five. It will be used in some grand scheme of Cumulus'.

       In jail, Speed is confused about what has happened to him. While he's pondering the sequence of events that led got him into a prison cell, the guard brings him a cellmate. After the guard leaves, the new cellmate tells Speed he's there at Nightcall's request. He has some plastic explosive to break Speed out because Nightcall wants to speak with him. But not surpsingly, it was just a setup to make Speed look even worse and even more guilty. Speed doesn't get far, running down one corridor to another, before he's caught and caged again. Speed realizes he's been tricked.

       At the Racers' home, the family and Trixie are also wondering about the state of affairs, knowing in their hearts that Speed is innocent. After Pops orders Spritle and Chim-Chim off to bed when Spritle is trying to interrupt with some bit of information. Trixie goes to his bedroom to ask what he was trying to say. Spritle and Chim-Chim, as usual, had stowed away in the Mach Five's trunk the night Speed was at the Nightcalls'. Looking in the window, they saw Speed eating and while drinking coffee, he passed out and slumped over the table. Then, Dr. Nightcall came in and went into his secret room behind the fireplace. After that, Spritle saw a man get into the Mach Five and drive away. Trixie rushes Spritle to Inspector Detector to have the story relayed to him. The inspector is glad to hear what really happened, and says they've had trouble before with Nightcall infringing on patents and stealing ideas of others. He says, "He's disreputable, dishonest and not much good."

       Inspector Detector brings Speed to Nightcall's with a search warrant this time. But when Spritle surprises Dr. Nightcall by showing how to open the secret door in the fireplace, Nightcall and his daughter escape running down into the secret basement. By this time, Speed and the inspector get down there, the Nightcalls are in a little red convertible with license number 9811. Dr. Nightcall shoots at Inspector Detector and Speed as Lorena drives them out of the garage. Lorena is upset and wants to give up and go to jail for their crimes. But, of course, her father disagrees. Then, as Speed and Trixie pursue them in the Mach Five, Mr. Cumulus comes from the side of the road in his copy Mach Five effectively blocking them and letting the Nightcalls escape.

       Speed then begins chasing Cumulus in his copy Mach Five. Speed accelerates to 320 kph, with the odometer reading 502214 km and tripometer reading 1162 km. And finally, we get to see the Mach Five's license plate number: 21 2787. The copy Mach 5 has no license plate and its speed is at 220 kph. During the exciting chase, Cumulus leads Speed through thick forest while cutting trees with the car's saws, into a river for an underwater pursuit, then out again and up a steep cliff, but Speed still can follow. Cumulus stops and tells Speed that not only is his Mach Five a copy of Speed's, but it does more, too. It has four jet engines underneath and wings allowing it fly. It circles the real Mach Five a few times and then lands again. Then Cumulus shows Speed and Trixie the unscrupulous Dr. Nightcalls' crowning achievement in the copy Mach Five: a copy Mizmo raygun. It's beam, Cumulus explains, is 20,000 degrees and is aimed right at Speed and Trixie!



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Inspector Detector, (Jack Curtis)
Lorena Nightcall, (Corinne Orr)
Professor Tower, (Jack Curtis)
Dr. Nightcall, (Peter Fernandez)
Mr. Cumulus, (Jack Curtis)
Guard #1, (Peter Fernandez)
Guard #2, (Jack Grimes)
Police Officer, (Peter Fernandez)
Warden, (Jack Grimes)
Cellmate, (Jack Grimes)
TV Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



23.) Mach Five vs. Mach Five, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: December 1, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Mach's Critical Moment, (Conclusion)

       Though Cumulus is only twenty feet away and both he and the real Mach Five are stationary, he repeatedly misses! Speed takes the opportunity to use the auto-jacks to bound up a small cliff and drive off. The copy Mach Five follows, but Speed has had enough of a head start that he pulls off behind some rocks until Cumulus passes by. Then, Speed has the homing robot crash into the Mizmo raygun, smashing it to pieces. At that point, Speed feels safe enough to begin his pursuit of Cumulus.

       Mr. Cumulus then dives into the sea, with Speed and Trixie hot on his trail. The chase continues on the ocean floor with Speed using the F button to start their oxygen supply and the E button to use the powerful special headlights. Because it's so dark in the water, Trixie suggests that Speed use his "night shades," which are built into his crash helmet visor. They seem to be some sort of infrared detector. Now he can catch up and trail Cumulus closely. Cumulus realizes Speed's professional driving skills are more than a match for his own. He drives into a cave with a plan in mind. As Speed and Trixie follow, suddenly a large metal door crashes down after Cumulus. Before Speed knows what's happened, the Mach Five crashes into the door, knocking our friends unconscious and with their oxygen supply nearly used up.

       On the surface, Inspector Detector is in a patrol boat. One of his policemen reports that the fifteen patrol boats in Squadron 42 have found no sign of the Mach Five. The inspector is worried because he it's already been awhile and, he says, the Mach Five's oxygen supply only lasts a half hour. Once again, the inspector is surprised to find Spritle and Chim-Chim have managed to get on board the boat. He orders them to be locked in a room until the reach port again. But they run away. In a locker room, they disguise themselves by getting into a scuba diving outfit with Spritle on the bottom and Chim-Chim on his shoulders. Discovered, they fall overboard and then swim to Cumulus's secret cave. In Cumulus's underwater building, Speed wakes in nicely decorated, booklined room. Trixie is nearby, also waking up. Lorena then comes in and is sorry about the mess they're in.

       Outside the building, Spritle and Chim-Chim take turns peering through the goggles and through a porthole into the seafloor hideaway. They see Speed and Trixie walk by but can't get their attention. As they are brought into a control room of some sort, Lorena is shocked to hear Cumulus threaten the lives of Speed and Trixie for knowing too much. He then shows them on monitors many ICBMs copied by Dr. Nightcall. In thirty minutes, he tells them, the missiles will be launched to destroy every military base on earth so that Mr. Cumulus will become the world emperor. Lorena, meanwhile, is angry with her father for telling her that the ocean hideaway was the home of a project to develop the ocean's resources. But greedy Dr. Nightcall says this way they have whatever they want.

       Lorena is convinced someone must stop Cumulus, so she grabs her dad's gun and points it at Cumulus. She hesitates momentarily, and Cumulus is able to fire a gun built into his jacket. The triggers are two of his vest buttons. Lorena is killed. Cumulus has no regrets and tells Nightcall he had to do it in self-defense. He then tells the guards to take Speed and Trixie away. In the corridor, a fight ensues but the prisoners aren't successful. Spritle and Chim-Chim see the altercation through the porthole. So when a submarine comes out of the secret cave, Spritle and Chim-Chim swim through while the metal door is open. Then they swim up into an entrance pool where both Mach Fives are parked a short distance away. They knock out a guard and take his uniform.

       In the control room, the countdown has begun for the missile launch. There are only three minutes remaining. Spritle and Chim-Chim are now walking down a corridor, this time with Spritle on Chim-Chim's shoulders, and carrying a machine gun. Just as the countdown reaches zero, the "guard" walks into the launch room. Spritle knocks out the guy at the controls and shoots up the controls stopping the launch.

       In the control room, Speed wriggles free from the ropes around his wrists and Chim-Chim comes in and bites the ropes off Trixie. Trixie uses her martial arts skills and knocks out a guard. Cumulus, all hope lost, hops in the copy Mach Five and zooms off onto the sea floor. He radios back to them that he has a nuclear bomb in his car and will drive to the center of the city and detonate it. Speed worries that he can't catch the copy Mach Five since it's equally fast. By now, Dr. Nightcall has learned a lesson the hardest way you can, and helps Speed. He tells Speed that the bomb will make the car much heavier, and that Speed will be able to catch him. Speed and Trixie immediately hop in their car and dash off. Trixie radios to the police that the copy Mach Five is headed for Sandslee Beach. Inspector Detector has his patrol boat head back to land.

       In the city, people panic when the air raid sirens go off. Cumulus is in the city but not yet at the center. Speed has caught up, and when Trixie takes the wheel, Speed jumps into the copy Mach Five. He struggles with Cumulus, who ends up falling from the car and being killed. Inspector Detector congratulates Speed and says Cumulus only got what he deserved. In the end, Dr. Nightcall says he will convert the sea lab to one which develops the resources of the sea; something Lorena would have wanted. Inspector Detector was so impressed with Spritle during the adventure that he asks if he would help the police with future cases. He agrees but demands payment in ice cream.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Inspector Detector, (Jack Curtis)
Lorena Nightcall, (Corinne Orr)
Dr. Nightcall, (Peter Fernandez)
Mr. Cumulus, (Jack Curtis)
Police Officer #1, (Jack Grimes)
Police Officer #2, (Jack Grimes)
Police Officer #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Ocean Guard #1, (Jack Grimes)
Ocean Guard #2, (Jack Curtis)
Missile Controller, (Jack Grimes)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



24.) The Royal Racer, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: December 8, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Peewee Grand Prix, (Beginning)

       Pops has built a mini-racing car for eight-year-old Prince Jam of the Kingdom of Saccharin. In celebration of the prince's upcoming coronation, the Baby Grand Prix will be held for drivers from eight to thirteen years old. The prince's mini-racer is, of course, number one and is a red formula one type racer. It's the finest mini-racer ever built. Pops is happy to have been asked. He figures he's becoming world famous as the designer of the Mach Five. Spritle, though, is upset because he can't race in the Baby Grand Prix. Pops reminds him to enter you must be 8, but Spritle is only 7 years, 11 months, 23 days and 8 hours old. But Spritle is doubly upset when Pops says with all the luggage, there's no room for Spritle on this trip.

       As the plane flies over Saccharin, the country looks like India. After the plane lands, Pops, Speed and Trixie are driving through a town when, unobserved by them, a suitcase falls from the car. It lands in front of a snake charmer, and Spritle and Chim-Chim pop out! At the palace, Pops, with Speed and Trixie there as well, presents the mini-racing car to the King of Saccharin. He loves it. Trixie wonders aloud if Prince Jam likes it. But the boy -- more than a little on the dumb looking side -- is not Prince Jam, but Jam's cousin Prince Sugarin. Prince Jam is in town. When Pops, Speed and Trixie want to give the king a present, it seems to have been in the lost suitcase. Embarassed, Speed and Trixie hop in the Mach Five and run back to town.

       In town, they find the red suitcase, but it's empty. As they begin wondering what happen to the contents, they see Spritle and Chim-Chim get thrown out of a restaurant for eating but having no money to pay. Speed chases them after telling Trixie to pay what they owe and go tell Pops his little brother managed to come along after all. During the chase, Speed comes to a parade of many soldiers dressed in the red uniforms of Saccharin. At the rear of the procession on an elephant is Prince Jam, who looks just like Spritle.

       On a nearby roof, three small ninja-looking bad guys each throw a smoke bomb. In the fog, they try to kidnap the prince, who manages to break free. At the same time, Speed has spotted Spritle and begins the chase anew. By chance, Speed, Spritle and Chim-Chim as well as the Prince Jam and three kidnappers, all head towards a temple. Inside the temple, Spritle and Prince Jam, running full speed, collide at a corner, knocking each other down. The ninjas mistake Spritle for the Prince and try to grab him. But Chim-Chim gets there first and rolls the unconscious Spritle down the temple steps to wake him. The prince's convoy arrives and also mistake Spritle for the prince and take him to the palace. Poor Chim-Chim is thrown out of the royal car.

       In the temple, Speed sees the prince, mistakes him for Spritle and brings him back to the hotel. That night, probably at the palace, a hot air balloon ties onto a spire. The three would-be kidnappers slide down to meet with Omar Offendem, one of the king's ministers. Offendem is mad at the ninjas, yelling at them as the hang from the ceiling like bats using metal claws. He wants Jam out of the way so that not-so-bright Sugarin can be coronated. That way, Offendem will have real control of the country while Sugarin is nothing more than a figurehead. Elsewhere, Spritle is literally living the life of a prince. Many attendants are supplying with so much food and drink that he soon falls over, bloated. But he's happy! As the prince, he'll be able to drive in the Baby Grand Prix tomorrow.

       Knowing the prince will be driving in the race, Offendem decides to have the ninjas put a remote control device in the mini-racer, so that they can cause the car to run into trouble at a convenient time during the race. The next morning at the Racers' hotel room, Pops is angry with "Spritle" for sneaking along and also for pretending to be a prince. Punishment is being locked in the bathroom during the race. The prince cries at being kept from the race but gets an idea. He turns on the bathtub faucet to flood the room. At the race track just prior to the start, Spritle is sitting in the racer getting advice from Pops and Speed who still don't recognize him.

       In the hotel room, a bellboy shows up and hears the pleas for help from the bathroom. When he opens the door, a torrent of water washes him and the prince away. It's 11:35 a.m. according to the wall clock. As the prince tries to run to the race, he's blocked by a herd of cattle in a street. When he finally gets to the track, he can't get through the crowd. Of course no one believes he's the prince since he's dressed in rags and still dirty from his earlier escape from the kidnappers. He hears the race begin.

       In the fifteenth lap, "Prince Jam" is leading. Offendem uses a mirror to signal the ninjas. They surround Spritle in their black mini-racers and turn on the remote control device. It makes Spritle have trouble steering and stops the brakes from working. Speed can see that something's wrong and hops in the Mach Five to go help. When Spritle and the ninjas reach a wooden bridge, Spritle stops, afraid of the ninjas. The ninjas drive off the bridge and cut the ropes holding it up just as Speed arrives.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
King of Saccharin, (Jack Grimes)
Prince Jam, (Corinne Orr)
Omar Offendum, (Peter Fernandez)
Ninja #1, (Jack Grimes)
Ninja #2, (Jack Curtis)
Ninja #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Snake Charmer, (Jack Curtis)
Restaurant Cook, (Jack Curtis)
Man #1, (Jack Curtis)
Man #2, (Jack Curtis)
Yoga Man, (Jack Curtis)
Bellboy, (Jack Curtis)
Royal Officer, (Jack Curtis)
Lady in Crowd, (Corinne Orr)
Man in Crowd, (Jack Curtis)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



25.) The Royal Racer, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: December 8, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Peewee Grand Prix, (Conclusion)

       With the ropes cut, both the Mach Five and the prince's mini-racer fall. Luckily, the bridge was over a heavily wooded area, so the many trees break the speed of the fall somewhat. The soldiers on the road above see the accident and believe the prince is dead. Prince Jam's father, the king, is very, very sad. Offendem of course has to hide his jubilation, especially when the king says he has no choice but to have Prince Sugarin coronated. Blaming the accident on Pops' bad engineering, Offendem has Pops and Trixie thrown in jail. He worries when hears Speed is not there because he went to save the prince during the race. He fears Speed will figure out the plot. By the river the bridge had spanned, Chim-Chim is throwing water on Spritle to revive him. He succeeds, and then they notice Speed is hanging over a tree limb also unconscious. They toot the Mach Five's horn with no effect. But then Speed falls from the tree, and hitting the ground wakes him. Spritle confesses then that he's not the prince.

       Meanwhile, the prince can't get anyone to believe that he is, in fact, Prince Jam. He's angry because he can't get food or get into the palace. Then to make a really bad day worse, it starts raining, and he has to huddle in a tree for protection. When the tree is hit by lightning, he leaps away just in time and runs into a tunnel. He's dismayed at his situation and wonders why people are judged by the clothes they wear. In the tunnel, a tall man -- actually the three ninjas on each others shoulders and wearing a single, long trench coat -- approach the prince. When they see his royal birth mark, a playing cards style "clubs" or clover symbol, they know he's telling the truth and capture him.

       Realizing the mistaken identities, Speed goes back to the hotel to free Prince Jam from the bathroom. When he arrives the same "man," the three ninjas, are waiting there. They prod Speed to see what he knows, and decide he knows too much. They try to capture him and Spritle, but the other child racers are there to help. A big car chase involving all the racers ensues. Spritle, with the help of the children, not only eludes the one ninja chasing him, but the children capture the ninja! Speed isn't so lucky and is hauled away in the Mach Five by the other two ninjas to Punchkey Temple. By 11:50 a.m., with the one ninja restrained, Spritle is telling his story to the children. Chim-Chim roughs up the ninja a little, and forces him to divulge that the prince is held at Punchkey Temple.

       At the palace, the coronation ceremony has begun. But the child racers decide to have Spritle once again impersonate Prince Jam to avoid having Prince Sugarin made king. Just as the crown is being lowered to Sugarin's head, "Prince Jam" arrives and declares that Minister Offendem is to blame. At that, the king releases Pops and Trixie from jail. At Punchkey Temple, the two ninjas still hold Speed and the real prince and call Offendem, telling him. Offendem rushes back to the coronation just in time to stop Spritle from being crowned. He shows that Spritle doesn't have the royal birthmark and must be an imposter. Offendem demands that the child racers all be thrown in jail.

       Chim-Chim, who probably had been in the Mach Five during Speed's abduction, helps free Speed and Prince Jam from the temple. They escape in the Mach Five and rush to the palace. The Mach Five has to leap a group of soldiers and go under water, but they finally get there. They rush in as the crown is again being lowered on Sugarin's head. This time, Prince Jam himself is coronated by his father, overjoyed that his son is alive and well. Bells toll throughout the town, and the Go Team clap.

       Later, Trixie has heard that Minister Offendem disappeared. Pops says the man should be ashamed to show his face anywhere. The Baby Grand Prix will be run again tomorrow. And because they crossed the international date line to get to Saccharin, Spritle is one day older than they thought, which means he'll turn 8 tomorrow! Overnight, Pops builds another mini-racer, #2, that is painted like the Mach Five. Spritle and Prince Jam tie for first place.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
King of Saccharin, (Jack Grimes)
Prince Jam, (Corinne Orr)
Prince Suragin, (Jack Curtis)
Omar Offendum, (Peter Fernandez)
Ninja #1, (Jack Grimes)
Ninja #2, (Jack Curtis)
Ninja #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Royal Officer #1, (Jack Grimes)
Royal Officer #2, (Jack Curtis)
Royal Officer #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Restaurant Cook, (Jack Curtis)
Laughing Children, (Corinne Orr)
Laughing Officers, (Jack Curtis)
Laughing Officers, (Jack Grimes)
Laughing Women, (Corinne Orr)
Laughing Townsman, (Jack Grimes)
Laughing Townsman, (Jack Curtis)
Laughing Townsman, (Peter Fernandez)
Hotel Manager, (Jack Grimes)
Boy Racers, (Jack Grimes)
Boy Racer, (Peter Fernandez)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



26.) The Car Hater
       Original Air Date: December 15, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Extinguishing Speed!

       This episode opens up with Speed and the Mach Five. He explains the steering wheel functions. The scene opens with the Mach Five zooming down a country road on a clear, summer day. Trixie is driving and remarking how well the Mach Five handles. Speed is remarking that Trixie is doing 160 in an 80 mph zone. As Trixie decelerates a bit, a reckless driver in a yellow convertible, with license plate #4975, comes up behind them, weaving back and forth. In the car are four boys making fun of poor Trixie. "You drive just like a girl!" Of course, she could take that as a compliment. They begin bumping into the Mach Five. But the yellow car loses control and spins around ahead of the Mach Five. Speed feels the need to help Trixie steer a little and uses the A button to jump over the car. Spritle and Chim-Chim are in the trunk getting a pretty rough ride from it all.

       When the Mach Five stops, the yellow car comes up and stops as well. The guys get out and start yelling and threatening Speed and Trixie. Just as one of them prepares to smash the Mach Five with a wrench, he realizes that it is, indeed, the famous Mach Five and that the guy in the blue shirt is Speed. They all change their tune then, begging for autographs and driving tips. In a diner nearby, Speed is enjoying himself giving race driving tips to his new found fan club. Three shady looking men at a table overhear and approach Speed, one asking, "A regular wiseguy. You like showing off for those kids, don't ya', kid?" He claims to have once been a professional race car driver himself. After a few more comments and "pleasantries" are exchanged, a fight erupts. Speed easily dispatches them, and they run off.

       Trixie, bored with the incessant race talk, walks to the restaurant door and sees Spritle sitting in the Mach Five driver seat talking with a cute girl about Trixie's age. He's explaining what the steering wheel buttons do. Trixie comes out and the girl introduces herself as Janine. When Trixie asks if she's like to take the Mach Five for a drive, Janine immediately and happily accepts. She tells Trixie that she wants to be a race car driver.

       Before she can start, a man on a horse rides right in front of the car. The Mach Five spooks the race, which rears up throwing the rider to the ground. The driver is Mr. Trotter, Janine's dad, who chanced by. Ever since he lost his son in a car accident, he thinks of cars as weapons and hates them. Upset at Janine for being in a car, he brandishes his horse whip and says he'll smash the Mach Five with it. Speed walks up and manages to settle Mr. Trotter down. He apologizes telling Speed that he loses control whenever he's near cars. In the Racers' garage, Pops and Sparky are repainting where the four rowdy teens scraped the paint - right down to the metal in places.

       At the Trotter home, Mr. Trotter reads in the newspaper that a new race track is opening. At the track Speed pulls into the pit telling Sparky that the track has terrific S curve and a tight hair-pin. Unable to resist the new attraction, Janine had also come down and is hanging out with the Go Team. Mr. Trotter trots up on his horse at that point angrier than ever at again seeing Janine enjoying cars. He goes out onto the track riding head on towards the cars. They avoid him, but four cars smash up. Mr. Trotter is happy that there are fewer cars on the road now. The pit crews from the smashed cars are none too happy and chase Trotter. The three bad guys we saw in the restaurant earlier are there and throw some barrels down stopping the pit crews, which lets Trotter escape. Trotter says he needs men like them and asks to meet with them later. After he leaves, they say they've found a sucker.

       In the city, Mr. Trotter is sermonizing in the middle of a busy, and now blocked, intersection about the evil automobiles. Later, he meets with the bad guys and offers them a stack of bills to go out and tell people how bad cars are. Janine phones home and tells her father that until he relents and lets her stay around cars, she won't come home. When she hangs up, Trixie says she should stay "here" for a while, probably the Racer home. Where does Trixie live anyway? The three bad guys seem to have taken Mr. Trotter's words to heart. We don't know if they ever sermonize themselves, but they are more than eager to randomly sabotage cars. They must be pretty active because over the next few days there are so many accidents that the metropolitan traffic is snarled that the police won't let cars into the city!

       Mr. Trotter doesn't seem at all swayed by Janine's ultimatum. He asks the three bad guys to go to Pops Racer's Motor Factory and take care of the cars there. He cautions them not to let the police catch on though. At the factory, which looks like the garage of the Racers' home, Speed and Sparky pull up and spot the bad guys running inside. After they beat the three up, Speed forces a confession from one and discovers that they're paid by Trotter. When they confront Mr. Trotter he angrily demands to know where Janine is. When Sparky tells him that she and Trixie are driving to Craggy Peak Mountains, a bad guy says that he rigged the car like Trotter had ordered.

       Speed in his Mach Five and Trotter on his steed head to Craggy Peak Mountains. By now, though, Trixie is driving on the winding roads with steep drop-offs. The little red sports car, license # N345, is wildly going 200 km/hr because the brakes have failed. The car begins hitting the guard rail after the steering also goes out. With no ability to control the car, Trixie and Janine crash through a guard rail and land in the valley below. Trixie is dazed but okay, but Janine needs medical attention. Mr. Trotter wants to put her on the horse, but Speed and Trixie say they don't care how he feels about cars. A car is the fastest way to get her help.

       Some time passes, maybe a few days. In the hospital, Janine has recovered and receives gifts and balloons from the Racers. Mr. Trotter comes in and is asked by Janine why he hadn't come to see her. He says he was in jail paying for his crimes and that he has learned his lesson. "A car can be either a weapon or a lifesaver depending on who's driving it." Pops points out the window a blue sports car he built himself as a present for Mr. Trotter. In the city, the Racers are driving back with the Trotters. At an intersection we see two of the three bad guys helping an old lady and even a dog across the street. The third guy is acting a traffic cop. Trotter says he ordered them to help others. And finally, Mr. Trotter relents and lets Janine become a race driver. Speed volunteers to give her lessons -- and Trixie surprisingly agrees!



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Janine Trotter, (Corinne Orr)
Mr. Trotter, (Jack Curtis)
Teenager #1, (Jack Curtis)
Teenager #2, (Peter Fernandez)
Teenager #3, (Jack Grimes)
Big Thug, (Peter Fernandez)
Medium Thug, (Jack Curtis)
Little Thug, (Jack Grimes)
Pit Man, (Peter Fernandez)
Driver #12, (Jack Grimes)
Driver #3, (Jack Curtis)
Driver #11, (Peter Fernandez)
Driver #9, (Jack Curtis)
Pit Man #2, (Jack Grimes)
Irate Driver #1, (Peter Fernandez)
Irate Driver #2, (Jack Grimes)
Car Driver 2-0423, (Jack Grimes)
Screaming Pedestrian, (Corinne Orr)
Police Officer, (Peter Fernandez)
TV Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Restaurant Cook, (Jack Grimes)
Old Lady, (Corinne Orr)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



27.) The Terrifying Gambler
       Original Air Date: December 15, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Hell's Calculated Evil

       High in the Alpine Mountains, Speed and Trixie are driving through treacherous blizzard conditions. Unable to see, Speed relies completely on Trixie's ultra-precise navigational directions. They're driving the Monte Carlo Rally with 300 miles left to go. If they get to Monte Carlo without being disqualified, they can compete in the Monte Carlo Grand Prix the day after tomorrow. Lesser drivers of cars spin out and crash. But Speed continues on. When he begins to pass a perfectly restored old red car, the driver of the car pulls a gun on Speed and Trixie and fires a few shots. Both cars stop. Out of the red car comes a well-dressed, bearded man with a monocle. He forces Speed to drive him into Monaco.

       When the rally ends in Monaco, inspectors check each car. Cars are disqualified for problems like broken headlights, or even for not having a properly sealed engine. Though they're surprised, they don't disqualify Speed for having bullet holes in the driver seat. At police headquarters, Speed and Trixie are talking with Inspector Anton Dubious and trying to identify the man in red. They fail to spot him in any mug shots, but see a picture of him in the newspaper the inspector is reading. It's a story about the man, Mr. Fastbucks, and how he is a heavy winner in roulette.

       At the casino, Mr. Fastbucks is playing his favorite game and betting repeatedly on Red 13. He wins. Inspector Dubious, Speed and Trixie approach him, and the inspector questions him about the previous night. Like any well-seasoned criminal, Fastbucks denies having ever seen Speed and claims to have been in the hotel playing roulette the past two evenings. When Speed says he's lying, Mr. Fastbucks flips a chip and this Trixie in the cheek with it. Speed mentions that the man last night had trouble using his right arm, Fastbucks easily flexes his right arm. This seems to convince everyone that Mr. Fastbucks is not the man they want.

       Later, Speed goes to Fastbucks' hotel room to ask about roulette thinking it will help him race better. Fastbucks tells him that you must study all details and that "often when you feel lucky, you are lucky." He goes on saying that he is the most intelligent man in the world with the highest IQ and remembers everything he ever sees. When he removes his jacket, though, Speed sees his right arm is bandaged.

       Fastbucks then admits that he is the man from last night and that he had robbed a bank up north. That, he claims, is only one of his many criminal activities and that he's wanted in over half a dozen countries for robbery, murder, swindling and cheating at dominos. They fight. Fastbucks is a 2nd degree black belt in judo, but Speed defends pretty well. Then, Fastbucks shares that he's also a 3rd degree black belt in karate. Speed still holds his own. Then, Fastbucks grabs a foil from the wall, and Speed decides it's time to high tail it out of the room.

       As Speed tries to exit the hotel, Fastbucks radios first a bellboy, then the kitchen staff, then some mean looking guys in black. They eventually corner Speed by a window on the 8th floor. Speed jumps out through the glass! He's able to crash in through a 7th floor window on the adjoining corner. When the elevator finally comes, Speed gets to the lobby only to have a desk clerk shoot at him.

       Outside, Speed is driving a red car with a carload of the guys in black in hot pursuit. They fire repeatedly and eventually the red car catches fire. Just as the car is ready to crash Speed dives into the water that the road cuts through. The bad guys stop to make sure no sign of Speed can be seen. Speed has already swum ashore and is on the phone with Anton Dubious telling him Fastbucks is definitely the culprit when he's knocked out by a gun butt to his neck. Police rush to Fastbucks' hotel to find it completely empty. Shortly before the start of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix, Trixie is wondering where Speed is.

       Speed is tied to a revolving circular portion of a wall at Fastbucks' hideout. At the racetrack, the announcer is telling the audience that what makes this race unusual is that each racer is given a certain amount of gas and must finish the race with only that. Fastbucks tells Speed not to worry about missing the race because it will be cancelled. Moments later, the gas tanks at the track explode. Fastbucks tells Speed he plans to blow up all the oil refineries in the world at noon, so his railroad stock will increase in value. Speed will be killed later. The wall revolves and has Speed in another room where a laser is making its way across the floor towards him.

       At trackside, Sparky and Trixie figure that Fastbucks is the culprit and must have a hideout up in the mountains. They get in the Mach Five and go - with Spritle and Chim Chim in their favorite hiding place, of course. On a mountain road, they come across a huge snow statue of Fastbucks. It explodes and covers the Mach Five in snow. Fastbucks takes them all prisoner. In his compound, Spritle and Chim Chim get loose and are shot at. Chim Chim gets to a control panel and hits a button that release the shackles holding Speed. And then Chim Chim picks up a small bomb that is disguised as a poker chip. Fastbucks goes into a state of frenzy when he sees the little chimp eat it! In true form, Speed and Trixie manage to fight off most of Fastbuck's men with their martial arts expertise. They all jump in the Mach Five and make their escape. Fastbucks tells his guys not to worry, because he knows Chim Chim ate a bomb which will go off in a few more seconds. What he doesn't know is that Chim Chim never swallowed the bomb. When Speed sees it, he tells Chim Chim to throw it out of the car.

       No sooner is the Mach Five clear of the tunnel exiting the compound, then the bomb goes off turning the mountain compound into rubble and presumably killing all its inhabitants. Sparky is in the trunk watching the fireworks with Spritle and Chim Chim. At the race, Sparky is in the Mach Five as navigator. But Trixie runs up just before the race starts telling Sparky that the navigator must be the same in both races. Sparky jumps out, Trixie jumps in, and the race begins. As Sparky says he doesn't remember any such rule, Trixie turns around smiling saying he's right; she made it up!



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Driver #7, (Jack Grimes)
Game Host, (Jack Grimes)
Bellboy, (Jack Grimes)
Inspector Anton Dubious, (Peter Fernandez)
Mr. Fastbucks, (Jack Curtis)
Big Lady in Hotel, (Corinne Orr)
Policeman, (Jack Grimes)
Gunman in Black, (Jack Grimes)
Gunman in Black, (Peter Fernandez)
Gunman in Black, (Jack Curtis)
Racing Car Inspector #1, (Jack Grimes)
Racing Car Inspector #2, (Jack Curtis)
Racing Car Inspector #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Racing Car Inspector #4, (Jack Curtis)
Racing Car Inspector #5, ( Peter Fernandez)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



28.) Race Against Time, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: December 22, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Cleopatra's Curse, (Beginning)

       Speed is well ahead in the first stage of the Sahara Race. As he zooms on in the desert, he almost hits an old, weary man, clearly on his last legs. As Speed stops and begins to double back, a small red plane, #R 3513 K, drops low to buzz the old man. Speed extends the Mach Five's rotary saws, and as the plane drops low, he cuts off the tail causing the plane to crash. As the plane begins to burn, Speed rushes over to the old man, Dr. Digger O. Bone. Dr. Bone says he came to this country to see his daughter, Calcia, and he's had bad luck and misfortune ever since. As they're talking, we see someone point a gun at Dr. Bone. As the gunman walks from the plane, the plane explodes leveling the gunman before he can fire a shot.

       Dr. Bone says that he has studied the great Egyptian ruins for many years. With his help, his daughter, Calcia, was able to come the country last spring with his assistant, Splint Femur. He shows Speed a black and white photo of Calcia and Femur that was taken when they first arrived. She said that they had found the tomb of Cleopatra. With his dying words, he begs Speed to find out what became of his daughter and Femur. He writes the letters "S T F T" in the sand before dying. By now the rest of the racers have caught up and speed by. Speed watches but knows he has to help Dr. Bone.

       Speed and Trixie go to the library that night to find the meaning of the letters Dr. Bone scrawled in the sand. While flipping through a book, Trixie hums the theme song to Speed Racer! Then, in one of her brilliant flashes of insight, she discovers the meaning of the letters: S is for the ruins of Sacaira on a bank of the Nile. T is for the ruins of Tema La Mal, and the other T is for King Tutenkamen. The F seems to be conveniently ignored. Speed congratulates Trixie on figuring it out. They don't know they're being listened in on by someone. When that someone hears that that they've figured it out, he and another man leave in a jeep. Speed surprises Trixie by saying he must begin investigating right then.

       She reminds him that he'll miss the second stage of the Sahara Race, but he says he must help Dr. Bone. Spritle and Chim Chim are listening to the conversation in the other room and ask if they can go, but Trixie tells them they can't (but they stow aboard anyways). Trixie, of course, wants to accompany Speed as well. As they're driving through the desert, a sniper clips a scope onto his rifle and points it at the Mach Five. Trixie happens to get chilly at that moment. No sooner does Speed close the bullet-proof cockpit cover than the sniper's bullets begin bouncing off it. The sniper radios that he failed and that the Mach Five is headed towards the imperial mausoleums.

       Speed and Trixie then come upon a huge ruin that, according to Speed, is not on any map. They go inside, though they suspect they're being watched. Inspecting the design, Speed says it's not from an older dynasty because it shows the influence of the Patrameus Dynasty and could even be Cleopatra's tomb. On the ground, they notice a pendant, which Speed says Calcia was wearing in the photo Dr. Bone showed him. Trixie screams when she spots a huge cobra. When they also hear someone coming, they decide it's a good time to run.

       Before getting far, we see a pistol and a rifle pointed at them. A guy dressed in ancient Egyptian garb fires at Speed and misses. During the ensuing struggle, the rifleman fires, but the bullet glances off Speed's crash helmet. Speed is able to retrieve the pistol and shoots. Now unarmed, the rifleman grabs a power drill and starts drilling a column causing a massive collapse of that part of the ruins. Trixie is okay, but Speed's foot is stuck under a column -- as the cobra starts slithering towards him. Speed pulls his foot loose and begins fighting the man-sized cobra. Trixie picks up the pistol but has trouble aiming since Speed and the snake are constantly moving. Finally, she gets off a shot, killing the snake. They look up only to find themselves surrounded by many men in the same ancient Egyptian dress as the first pistolman. Speed and Trixie are taken to Calcia. For some reason, she thinks she's Cleopatra, and wants Speed and Trixie locked up for entering the building without her permission.

       In their dungeon cell, Splint Femur tells them that they're in his trap. He says that Calcia was hit on the head by a falling rock and now thinks she's Cleopatra. He keeps the scam going so that the slaves will help him dig up the rest of the treasure. Later, "Cleopatra" has Femur bring out Speed. He's told that he is sentenced to fight the greatest swordsman in the country, Ta-conkin. If he wins, he will be set free. Speed and Ta-conkin are on a rock platform. In the area below, lions are set loose. As the contest proceeds, we see why Ta-conkin wins so often; he has a trick sword. A button makes his sword lengthen by a good bit. Speed says, "Hey, my sword doesn't work that way." Eventually, Speed is knocked off the platform and is surrounded by lions, literally with his back against the wall. From above, Ta-conkin swings his sword down at Speed, who claps his hands over the flat blade and is inadvertently lifted to safety by Ta-conkin. Speed knocks him down and wins the contest.

       At this unexpected turn of events, Femur whispers to Calcia that there should be one more test. Atop a pyramid 100 miles away is a statue of Isis. Speed has two hours to bring it back or else Trixie will be burned to death. When "Cleopatra," against Femur's will, lets Speed use his steel chariot (the Mach Five, of course), Femur says he'll make sure Speed can't make good use of it. As Speed races through the desert towards the pyramid, a few jeeps with mounted machine guns begin chasing him. He uses the Mach Five's saws to slice up a few, but a bullet still manages to flatten one of the Mach Five's tires.

       When the bad guys catch up, they see Speed's helmet and driving gloves in the sand and, laughing, assume Speed has met his match. But Speed is hiding behind a dune and flattens them before they know what's happened. He uses one of their tires to replace his and is on his way. They radio to headquarters that they failed. Back at the mausoleum, Femur has a fire lit saying that with only one hour to go, there's no way Speed will make it. Trixie is hoisted high above it, not in danger for the moment. Reaching the pyramid, Speed attaches rope to the homing robot and has it plant itself into the side. Speed begins climbing, but the bad guys show up in a plane and begin shooting at him with a machine gun.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Dr. Digger O. Bone, (Jack Grimes)
Henchman, (Jack Curtis)
Rifleman, (Jack Curtis)
Calcia~Cleopatra, (Corinne Orr)
Splint Femur, (Jack Curtis)
Jeep Gunner, (Jack Grimes)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



29.) Race Against Time, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: December 22, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Cleopatra's Curse, (Conclusion)

       Thinking as quickly as ever, Speed throws the robot into the propeller of the plane. The rope tangles and stops the propeller causing the plane to crash. Speed gets the statue of Isis. Unsure if he can get back in time, Speed ties the statue to the homing robot and sends it ahead. By now, Femur is worried enough that he wants Trixie lowered into the flames immediately, telling the crowd that she is an example to anyone considering disobeying. But the robot drops off the statue just in time. While Femur is arguing that since Speed himself is not there, he didn't pass the test, Speed pulls up out front. He fights off some guards, avoids a few spears and runs into Cleopatra's hall. Though "Cleopatra" agrees Speed didn't quite pass the test, it was close enough that she spares them so long as they work as slaves digging up the treasure.

       As Speed and Trixie are digging -- Speed still wearing his racing gloves but in torn robes -- an elephant walks to the site. It's Calcia being fanned by none other than Spritle and Chim-Chim. Calcia is telling Femur to begin digging near a ceremonial place built by her father, Patrameus the thirteenth. That night, Spritle and Chim-Chim use an elephant to lift a heavy iron grate from the roof, giving Speed and Trixie their freedom. Spritle says the Mach Five is in a warehouse and so he runs into Femur's bedroom to steal the key. In his room, though, Spritle and Chim-Chim see a plate of fruit and can't resist. This wakes Femur but not before they run off with the key. Meanwhile, Trixie has gone to Calcia's bedroom and talks about her father, Dr. Bone. "Bone" rings a bell, but doesn't quite bring back her memory. Elsewhere, Speed, Spritle and Chim-Chim open the warehouse and hop in the Mach Five wondering where Trixie and Calcia are. Just as the two girls hop in the Mach Five, Speed tries to start it, but there's no gas!

       Femur has beat them to it after all and laughs telling Calcia that she was almost kidnapped by them. He decides to punish Speed by filling the tank of the Mach Five with gas and pushing it into the Nile with Speed in it. Speeds hands are tied, so as the Mach Five goes careening around mountain roads, Speed steers with his teeth. Femur is following above in a helicopter. When he sees the Mach Five plunge into the Nile, he laughs, certain that Speed has had it this time.

       Underwater with the cockpit cover closed, Speed unscrews the knob from the stickshift and uses the bared threads to cut through the ropes around his wrists. In the slave dungeon cell, Spritle makes faces at a guard. When the guard stops to see what's going on, Chim-Chim grabs his machine gun. They force the guard to open the cell and free them. But Femur is ready again and there are his men ready to shoot them all as punishment. But the shots we hear next come from the police! Speed has returned with a full contingent of them. But Femur still won't be outdone. A huge rock statue comes to life and begins crushing trucks and pushing down the ruins.

       Trixie runs to get Calcia while Speed has the homing robot again fly up with a rope. It attaches itself high up on the statue and climbs up to an eye. Inside, it's a modern control room with men controlling the robot statue. Speed grabs a machine gun, shoots up everyone and everything in sight, disabling the robot, which crashes down to the earth. Femur escapes and tries to take off in a plane with all the treasure.

       In the Mach Five, Speed pursues the plane during takeoff and manages to leap onto the landing gear. When it retracts, he is brought inside with it. As Femur sits down at the controls, his copilot points a gun at him. It's Calcia with her memory intact. Femur makes the plane bank, and she drops the gun. He picks it up and points it at her, but Speed shoots his way in then. He and Femur fight until Speed manages to throw him against the door, knocking him unconscious. With the plane out of control, Speed and Calcia bail out, safely parachuting into the river. Femur sees his last, though, as the plane crashes. Still in the water, Speed gives Calcia her pendant he found in the mausoleum.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Calcia~Cleopatra, (Corinne Orr)
Splint Femur, (Jack Curtis)
Pilot, (Jack Grimes)
Co-Pilot, (Peter Fernandez)
Soldier #1, (Jack Grimes)
Soldier #2, (Jack Curtis)
Soldier #3, (Jack Grimes)
Whipman, (Jack Grimes)
Guard #1, (Jack Grimes)
Guard #2, (Jack Curtis)
Guard #3, (Jack Grimes)
Guard #4, (Peter Fernandez)
Guard #5, (Jack Curtis)
Guard #6, (Jack Grimes)
Guard #7, (Jack Grimes)
Slave, (Jack Curtis)



30.) The Snake Track
       Original Air Date: December 29, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Arm of Gold

       At one of the world's busiest airports, Flight 603-1/2 lands and disembarks at Gate 14-1/4. A big, brown haired guy, Mr. Rock Force, gets off appearing calm and confident. He is approached by someone who asks to speak with him outside for a few minutes. Outside, as the guy is putting on some gloves, he says he's heard that Force will be competing in the Super Car Race. Rock Force realizes something is up just as the four guys try to beat him up. He lives up to his name, though, and flattens them all without much effort. After a little consideration, he figures they're from the Rival Motor Company.

       The next day, Speed, Trixie, Sparky, Spritle and Chim-Chim are all at the new Snake Track where the Super Car Race will be held. Trixie comments that it looks tricky and Speed agrees. He says there are seven curves, and they're all tough. The Go Team flies overhead in Trixie's chopper to check out the track. Speed decides he'd better get back to the ground and start practicing.

       As Speed comes round after the first lap, a worried Sparky holds up a sign: -48. Speed thinks to himself that he needs a new technique for this track. Afterwards, as they're driving in the Mach Five, Trixie says to Speed what a wonderful day for a drive it is. Speed, though, is not in the romantic mood and is annoyed. Trixie is talking while he's trying to think up a new race strategy. This doesn't do much for Trixie's high spirits. While they're laying in the grass together, Speed still absorbed with his problem, a red car whizzes by, catching their attention.

       They hop in the Mach Five and follow. As they catch up, they notice two other cars trying to run the red car, license #2-613, off the road. But the red car is able to lift up one side of the car and drive on two wheels. To help, Speed sends the homing robot towards the bad guys. First one, then the other, is forced off the road falling down the deep chasm beyond the guard rail. The Mach Five stops near the red car, and we see that it's Rock Force driving. Speed thinks to himself that that's just the technique he needs; to be able to drive on two wheels. The speedometer on the dashboard goes up to 120 mph, so it's probably an American car. He notices that the red car has a fancy automatic transmission, which is rare for a racing car. Speed has already deduced the driver is a racer because of his expert driving. But when he comments to Force about his ability to drive on two wheels around curves without the need to downshift, but one must wonder how?

       At Snake Track, Speed decides to try rounding a curve without downshifting. He flips the Mach Five but is unhurt. He can't help but wonder who the driver of the red car is but feels it's likely that he'll be in the Super Car Race. With his thoughts back on the race preparations, Speed prepares to try again making the curve without downshifting. That night, as Force leaves a building, he sees his red car has been smashed. He feels certain men from the Rival Motor Company did it so that he won't be able to race tomorrow. Though it's the middle of the night, he goes to the famous Pops Racer and begs him to fix his car by morning. When Pops refuses, Force threatens him. Speed overhears and begins fighting with Force, who has a bit of struggle but still manages to defeat Speed. In the light, Force recognizes Speed as the guy who helped him earlier and apologizes.

       Speed makes a deal that Pops will fix Rock Force's car if Force will teach him how to drive on two wheels. When they try to shake hands, Speed extends his right and Force his left hand. Speed and Pops realize then that Force doesn't have the full use of his right arm. Force says, "You've discovered my secret, Speed." His arm has a metal brace on it. He says that it was permanently injured by the Rival Motor Company, but was sort of his own fault. Last year, Force (with a K on his crash helmet) had entered the Bellring Race in his car, #2, but was paid by Jack Rival of the Rival Motor Company to lose the race. But during the race, Force wanted to win and did so beating the team he was paid to lose to. After the race, Rival's thugs made certain he could never race again by seriously injuring his right arm.

       In the hospital, the doctors couldn't help. He didn't tell the police because when people knew his arm was damaged, he'd never be able to race again. Across town at the Rival Motor Company, Mr. Rival is yelling at his heavies for botching the job. He says he has a special car entered in the race tomorrow and it has to win. One of his men says he has a way to get rid of Force. "It's easy and permanently permanent." He lays a gun on the table. Rival tells him to go ahead and do it.

       At the Racers' home, Speed says he has an idea and tells Force to come outside with him. Force is afraid to drive an automatic transmission, but Speed insists otherwise. As they pull out, Spritle and Chim-Chim are hiding in the bushes and see Rival's men ready to follow in a jeep. As quick thinking as ever, they stow away in the jeep. Unaware of this, Speed is telling Force to give the Mach Five the gas, that he'll never win a race driving so slowly. As the Rival guys catch up, Spritle and Chim-Chim sees one of the guys pull out a pistol and screw on a silencer. Chim-Chim throws a blanket over him and tumbles him out of the car without anyone even noticing. As another aims his gun, Chim-Chim pulls the guy's head back. The commotion causes the jeep to crash. When the Speed and Force drive over to see what's going on, Speed tells him he should enter the race tomorrow. "You're kidding," Force says. They shake hands with their left hands.

       The next day, the Super Car Race takes place. Rock Force is there in his old red and yellow car, #2, after all. He decided to take Speed's advice. Once the race begins, due to the many curves on the Snake Track, crashes are common. For awhile, Speed is in first place with Force in second. But as the race progresses, it's clear that Speed is having a good bit of trouble negotiating the curves while Force is cruising easily around using his two wheel trick. Soon, Force and Speed are going head to head with first one then the other taking the lead. After a few more curves, though, Force ultimately takes the lead and wins.

       As Force is being congratulated and interviewed by the press at the finish line, some of the Rival Motor Company guys approach and say he must be disqualified because he doesn't have the use of his right arm. An angry Force begins punching on Rival's thugs before Speed stops him. Both Force and Speed realize that he was using his right arm to punch. Force takes off the brace to discover his right arm is back to normal. The race officials yell at the Rival men for lying. They quickly back away. Force thanks Speed, and they both vow to beat each other in their next race together. They shake hands -- with their right hands.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Mr. Rock Force, (Jack Curtis)
Jack Rival, (Peter Fernandez)
Airline Announcer, (Corinne Orr)
Henchman #1, (Jack Grimes)
Henchman #2, (Peter Fernadnez)
Henchman #3, (Jack Curtis)
Henchman #4, (Fernandez/Grimes)
Rogue Driver #1, (Jack Grimes)
Rogue Driver #2, (Peter Fernandez)
Rogue Driver #3, (Jack Curtis)
Injured Racer, (Jack Grimes)
Reporter, (Jack Grimes)
Racing Official, (Jack Curtis)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



31.) Man on the Lam
       Original Air Date: December 29, 1967
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Damsite Showdown

       During a rainy night, a man is trying to escape from prison. Sirens go off and search lights sweep the ground. He climbs a wall as he's being fired on by the guards, but he manages to leap over without being shot. Outside the prison, guards and dogs have begun tracking him. He runs into a swamp and is able to lose the dogs. Later, tired and dirty, he comes upon a small secluded house. He goes inside and calls out for anyone. A small blind girl, Delicia, is the only one home. The escaped convict, Lawson Lamster, picks the girl up and hugs her. Though the girl isn't old enough to realize it, it's clear that Lamster must be her father since he's so overjoyed to see and hold her. He asks how she became blind and is told that she had a fever that caused her to lose her eyesight. Lamster is heartbroken and then asks what she remembers about her father. Nothing she says, but her mother told her he died and was the nicest man in the entire world. He hugs his daughter tightly again. Delicia, whose mother is working to get money to cure her blindness, invites the man to stay till the storm ends.

       It's a beautiful sunny day after the storm. In front of the house, the Mach Five pulls up. Speed has brought Spritle to see Delicia, his best friend. Lamster sees the car and walks over to Speed. He pulls a gun on him and says that he needs him to drive him somewhere. Speed and Spritle don't let on to Delicia what's going on, but say they have to go somewhere. Spritle gets in the trunk, and Chim-Chim stays behind with Delicia. Before starting off, Speed looks at a map. Unseen by Lamster, he tears off a page and drops it on the ground as clue to where they are headed. No sooner does the Mach Five pull out, though, than Chim-Chim spots the paper -- and eats it!

       During the drive, Lamster uses the handle of his gun to smash the Mach Five radio. He apologizes but says he doesn't want Speed warning the police. While Lamster is the perfectly loving father to his daughter, he undoubtedly has a criminal mind. At the Racer home, Trixie answers the front door to find Delicia and Chim-Chim on the front step. Delicia says Chim-Chim said they should come back and tell them about what happened. After going to the police, Inspector Detector tells them that they found the fingerprints of an escaped convict, Lawson Lamster, at the house. They don't seem to know that he's Delicia's father. Pops has somehow deduced that they're heading toward Old Baldy Mountain.

       From across the street, Mr. Stencher is using binoculars to watch the goings on in the inspector's office. He's pleased when he can see that they're onto something, so he turns on his police scanner. Orders are being radioed that Lamster is headed towards Old Baldy Mountain and all units are to converge there. Stencher gives some orders of his own to his men. He tells Cracker, Knuckles and Finger to get Lamster first or they won't be able to get the $100,000.

       In the Mach Five, Lamster tells Speed that they're going to money hidden in the mountains. About then, though, the cops have caught up and are beginning to chase Speed, Lamster and Spritle. As more and more police cars join the chase, Stencher's men have also caught up. One truck blocks the way, another spills oil on the road, and still another spills dirt. The capping deception is when a fork in the road is blocked in one direction, so Speed goes the other. Once past, the bad guys move the barricades to the side Speed took, and the police take the road that is going the wrong way.

       With the police headed the wrong way, Stencher's guys can concentrate all their effort on the Mach Five. When Speed and Lamster pull into an abandoned depot of some sort, Stencher's guys block the way in two trucks and get out brandishing guns. They disarm Lamster and tie him and Speed up. They're put in the back of one fo the trucks and driven further up toward Old Baldy Mountain. On Old Baldy, Stencher has Schlepper get Lamster out. Alone, Speed opens the trunk to look across a cliff to find where the money is hidden. There is a dam nearby. Lamster points out where he says the money is. While Stencher and his men are looking, Lamster backs away, runs to the truck, and steals the Mach Five as Speed is still untying himself.

       Once untied, Speed steals one of the bad guys' trucks, while they follow in three red cars. Speed gets a blowout, and the truck blocks the bad guys. They get out to look around and see what's up. Lamster has now arrived in an Old West style ghost town and begins digging in the middle of the main street. He unearths a box, and opens it to find it full of the cash, over $100,000, he and Stencher stole in the bank robbery that sent Lamster to prison. Speed shows up and begins fighting with Lamster. Before much happens, Stencher and his men show up and begin shooting at them. Spritle hasn't been spotted by the bad guys, and is able to shoot a bad guy with his slingshot. In the confusion, Speed is able to grab a rifle and he, Lamster and Spritle run into an old building, while Stencher and company run into another across the street.

       During the ensuing shootout, two bad guys are shot, but Lamster has snuck out to get the cash. Stencher is one step ahead and has set fire to the old town to burn his three rivals out of their hiding place. It works, and Stencher and Lamster are soon fighting in the midst of the blaze over the briefcase of money. Speed takes advantage of the moment, and he and Spritle leap into the Mach Five but are surrounded by fire. The fire soon engulfs more of the town and when the stolen money is burnt as well. Stencher cries and Speed rescues the badly beaten Lamster.

       The Mach Five races through the huge fire. The car spins out a few times, but they manage to get free and drive higher up the mountain. Lamster thanks Speed and wonders why Speed would that. Our hero says he believes every life is worth saving. Mr. Lamster is badly injured and knows it. If he dies, he says, he'd like his eyes given to his little daughter. He barely finishes uttering his request when he dies. In the hospital, Delicia opens her eyes and can see who's in the room. She comments on how pretty Trixie -- and how funny looking Spritle is! When she asks what's become of the nice man in the storm, Trixie says, "He said to look at the sky once each day and think of him. He'll know."



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Delicia, (Corinne Orr)
Inspector Detector, (Jack Curtis)
Lawson Lamster, (Jack Curtis)
Mr. Stencher, (Jack Grimes)
Henchman #1, (Peter Fernandez)
Henchman #2, (Jack Grimes)
Henchman #3, (Jack Curtis)
Henchman #4, (Jack Grimes)
Doctor, (Jack Grimes)
Grandmother, (Corinne Orr)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



32.) Gang of Assassins, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: January 5, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Hurricane! Ninja Car, (Beginning)

       In the morning somewhere in Japan, six black cars, a gang of assassins, drive to Cupola Castle. From one of the cars, a pole shoots upward to the roof, and a black clad assassin nimbly climbs it and enters the building. From inside, he unlocks the main door and lets in the others. One of the assassins has a small red ball with four points sticking out of it and hides it in a suit of armor. They all leave. Towards the end of the Fujiyama Grand Prix, Speed and Racer X are well in front of the rest of the cars. The tach of the Shooting Star reads 650 rpm, with the redline at 700. With three laps left to go, Racer X is two car lengths behind Speed. At one lap, it's a dead heat with each of them trading first and second places often. Ultimately, Speed wins and enjoys the cheers of the 100,000 fans present. He and Racer X shake hands.

       Afterwards, Speed and Trixie decide to go sightseeing in Japan. Since it's presumably a romantic outing as well, when Spritle and Chim-Chim want to go along, Pops buys them off by offering them a pound of candied kumkwats. After driving by Mount Fuji, they hear a radio report. Minutes ago, just before 3:00 p.m., President Crackbrow of Acquiria and some of his ministers were visiting Cupola Castle.

       They were in town to attend the International Peacemeal Conference. While admiring a suit of ancient armour in the castle, a powerful radar bomb exploded, killing them all. Still sightseeing at evening, Speed tells Trixie, who was asleep, that they'll be at Splendor Castle in a minute. Before they arrive, though, seven assassins have driven up and sprayed the guards with Vapor gas, making them sleep.

       As Speed and Trixie pull up, they see the unconscious guards and decide to investigate. Driving through the gates to Splendor Castle, the seven assassins see the approaching Mach Five. One throws a small bomb at the car, flipping it over. Not only Speed and Trixie fall out, but Spritle and Chim-Chim as well. They'd been hiding out in the trunk again. Speed wakes first and checks on Trixie. Then Spritle and Chim-Chim awaken. From the roof of the castle, another assassin throws a bomb, but it does little damage. Speed runs to the Mach Five and sends the homing robot up to the roof and swooping at the assassins. One loses his balance and falls from the high roof.

       After throwing many shurikens at the robot, one finally knocks it out of the sky. Two assassins quickly parachute down, hop in their cars which are armed with machine guns, and begin firing on the Mach Five. Seeing that their guns are not hurting the Mach Five, the assassins leave and Speed chases behind. One of them drops an unfolding board covered with nails. Speed tries to jump over it, but miscalculates. The Mach Five lands on it and gets a flat. At that point, two of the assassins back towards the Mach Five. From the backs of the cars are jet-engine looking ports which are actually flame throwers. With the Mach Five stuck and the flames heating the car up, the assassins figure one more minute and they'll melt the car.

       The effects of the Vapor gas have by now worn off the guards luckily, and they come running, firing their guns at the two assassins' cars. They decide it's time to leave. Speed thanks the guards for saving their lives. The police arrive at Splendor Castle and see that one of the assassin cars is left behind; their only clue. They say that the assassins are out to get all the attendees of the conference. In a park, Trixie, Spritle and Chim-Chim are feeding and playing with some deer. Speed is resting and thinking by a tree when Racer X suddenly appears from the woods. He says "a little bird told" him about Speed's encounter with the gang of assassins. He tells Speed he's lucky to have survived but might not be so lucky if there's a next time. He tells him to forget about the assassins. They're too dangerous.

       At a firing range later, Racer X is skillfully shooting clay pigeons and impressing the bystanders. Mr. Gaff Gunsel offers Racer X a job with him but won't tell him any details yet. He tells him he'll find out more tonight. From their conversation, it's clear that Racer X and Gunsel have been in contact before. That evening, Speed, Trixie, Spritle and Chim-Chim prepare to go out for more Japan sightseeing. Trixie takes a long time to get ready telling Speed she has to look her best so that he won't be interested in the pretty Japanese girls. Driving through town, they see a girl in traditional Japanese clothing who catches Speed's eye. Trixie takes his chin and turns his head away. They stop at a bridge over a large lake and get out to look. They watch a sightseeing boat not knowing that on it are the attendees of the International Peacemeal Conference.

       On the shore of the lake, Racer X is also watching the boat when five assassins attack him. He has trouble with them but does well. It turns out that the assassins work for Mr. Gunsel, and Gunsel was just testing Racer X. He's pleased with Racer X's performance and says he'll be worth the money. As a demonstration of his abilities, Gunsel tells Racer X to continue watching the sightseeing boat. A large sea monster approaches, makes a whirlpool and the boat sinks! Speed jumps the Mach Five off the bridge and tries to pursue the monster. On the lake shore, X tells Gunsel he'll work for him. Gunsel says he'll get rid of all the important figures in the world governments this way, and the world be theirs to rule.

       Speed had no luck underwater and drives back up onto land. As he stops, he sees the assassin cars speed by. He jumps back in the car and follows them to their hideout, which looks like an old temple. Sneaking in, Speed sees many scary looking statues of ancient kings. They have weapons and point them at Speed.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Reporter, (Jack Grimes)
Radio Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
President Crackbrow, (Jack Curtis)
Security Guard #1, (Jack Grimes)
Security Guard #2, (Peter Fernandez)
Security Guard #3, (Jack Curtis)
Assassin #1, (Jack Curtis)
Assassin #2, (Jack Grimes)
Bystanders, (Grimes/Fernandez)
Boat Captain, (Jack Grimes)
Mr. Gaff Gunsel, (Jack Curtis)
Diplomat #1, (Peter Fernandez)
Diplomat #2, (Jack Curtis)
Diplomat #3, (Jack Grimes)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



33.) Gang of Assassins, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: January 5, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Hurricane! Ninja Car, (Conclusion)

       The statues begin throwing knives at Speed, who wisely runs away. He knows they must be remote controlled and decides he better find out from where. Before he can think more about it, six assassins drop down from the ceiling and start fighting. Speed defends himself fairly well at first, but then gets each caught in two assassins' chains. On his back he has to knock spears out of his path and duck from exploding shurikens. Gaff Gunsel then is lowered on a platform from the ceiling and holding a gun. He tells Speed he's the leader of this local gang of assassins but that the organization is worldwide. Opening a secret door, Gunsel brings Speed into a hallway and tells an assassin to take care of Speed's car.

       Down in the secret basement, the diplomats from the sightseeing boat are penned in a large jail cell. Nearby, assassins are training. When a five of spades playing card is thrown into the air, not only does an assassin shoot the card, but shoots five holes, one through each of the spades. Gunsel also shows Speed a driving area where assassins are practicing trick driving. At another area, an assassin is testing some sort of fire-proof jacket as he walks through flames. Gunsel says now he'll bring Speed to see the man in charge of the entire organization, Professor Anarchy. He's a white-haired villain with a beard, smokes a cigar and has a patch over his left eye.

       Anarchy offers Speed a position in the organization. When Speed turns him down, Professor Anarchy tells Gunsel to kill him. With nothing to lose, Speed fights Gunsel and gets his gun, but Professor Anarchy is quicker. His pistol is already pointed at Speed. He tells Speed he should feel honored to get the bullet directly from him and that Speed will be the 2708th man he's killed. Just then, Racer X comes from behind a curtain over a doorway and tells Anarchy he'll kill Speed. Speed is surprised to find Racer X is a bad guy and tells him so. Racer X says he's tired of racing and risking his neck for glory. He'll get more here with the assassins. Then Racer X starts beating up Speed, apologizing to Speed inwardly as he does so. Then Speed is dumped into the jail cell with the diplomats.

       The next morning, Trixie, Spritle and Chim-Chim are at the bridge where they saw the sightseeing boat attacked. They're worried and looking for Speed and calling his name. Chim-Chim points when he spots the homing robot flying around. They all follow it as it returns to the Mach Five, which is sitting by the bank of the lake. Three little kids about Spritle's age are playing with the car's controls and say it's their car because they found it. Spritle and Chim-Chim "buy" it back by offering all the candy they have in their pockets. With Trixie at the wheel, the trio immediately drive into the lake looking for the monster submarine. They're surprised when the monster finds them first! They try to outrun it, but the monster shaped submarine catches up and draws the Mach Five up into a hold where the water is then drained. Hearing people coming, Spritle and Chim-Chim hide in the trunk so that they can help Trixie later.

       Several assassins come in and are happy to see the Mach Five since they couldn't find it before. While this is happening, the submarine drives into an underwater cave leading to the assassins main headquarters. Once there, Trixie is thrown into the cell with the diplomats and Speed. Speed first tells her the unexpected news about Racer X being a bad guy, and then Trixie tells everyone that there's still hope; Spritle and Chim-Chim are in the Mach Five trunk. At an auditorium in the assassin headquarters, Professor Anarchy is addressing the assassins and briefing them about tomorrow's mission. He tells them that the International Peacemeal Conference convenes at 10:00 a.m. A bomb will be set to go off at 10:01 a.m. It is already hidden inside a statue of lion, which is an exact duplicate of one in the conference meeting hall. The assassins' job is to replace the real statue with the one with bomb tonight.

       The newest assassin, Racer X, offers to take charge but Anarchy says he has something special for X. He orders that the prisoners be lined up and commands Racer X to kill them when he counts to three. Racer X starts shooting away at them but no one is hurt. He's such a perfect shot that he only shot off the ropes tying them up. Many assassins lunge forward towards Racer X, knowing he's not one of them, but Racer X shoots down many of them. The diplomats, Speed and Trixie jump behind sandbags to escape the shots directed their way by the assassins. At this point, Sparky drives in the Mach Five! Speed and Trixie jump in with assassins running after them. Racer X gives the freed diplomats directions on how to escape from the assassin headquarters, while Spritle and Chim-Chim start sneaking around inside the submarine. Still in the headquarters, Racer X sees a room filled with enough guns and ammunition to challenge all the armies in the world. Finding a time bomb, he sets it to go off and blow up the place.

       Outside, the Mach Five is catching up with the many assassin cars headed to the conference. Some stop to shoot at the Mach Five but with the rotary saws extended, it slices between them. Further on, Speed has the Mach Five leap against some rocks to cause a rockfall killing two more assassins. Just as things are looking good, though, the monster sub is flying overhead shooting fire missiles at Speed and Trixie. The guy at the controls is luckily not the best shot.

       The assassin does, however, get off a shot that hits the Mach Five. But at this point, Spritle and Chim-Chim have found the cockpit and are sneaking up behind him. Before he gets off another shot, Spritle lays him out cold with a blow to the head using a wrench. With no one at the controls, Spritle and Chim-Chim smartly decide to strap on parachutes and jump ship. The now out of control monster submarine flies out of control and crashes down right on top of the assassins and blows up the bomb hidden in the lion. Back on the bridge crossing the lake, everyone, including the diplomats, are looking out onto the water. Speed asks Racer X if he's some kind of secret agent. X says, no, he's a professional race car driver -- and Speed's closest competitor.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Assassin #1, (Jack Grimes)
Assassin #2, (Jack Curtis)
Assassin #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Mr. Gaff Gunsel, (Jack Curtis)
Professor Anarchy, (Jack Grimes)
Diplomat #1, (Jack Grimes)
Diplomat #2, (Jack Curtis )
Diplomat #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Assassin Fighter, (Peter Fernandez)
Boy in Mach Five, (Corinne Orr)
Boy in Mach Five, (Peter Fernandez)
Boy in Mach Five, (Jack Grimes)
Monster Sub Pilot, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



34.) The Race for Life
       Original Air Date: January 12, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Duel of the Storm

       In the city of Dominico is where the South American Grand Prix is being held. Several gunmen are pursuing a young man named Jose. He passes out during Speed's victory celebration. A lovely senorita named Marie runs to his side. He gives her a serum and dies. Marie runs away and in hot pursuit is Speed and the gunmen. Speed manages to find the girl inside a vacant bullfighter's stadium. The men let an angry bull loose on Speed and Marie. As luck would have it, Sparky arrives in the Mach Five and they escape to safety.

       Marie reveals to Speed that her brother, Juan, needs the serum to cure a snake bite. Meanwhile, in the distant city of Tonado, there are several people who are at Juan's bedside. A man named Francisco Fransco is determined to stop Marie, so that Juan will die. Fransco plans on being Mayor and has a hidden treasure. Speed is on his way to the village and asks why would someone want Juan to die. The Mach Five crosses a bridge, but Fransco's men have sabotaged it to collapse.

       Spritle and Chim-Chim assist Speed and get the Mach Five safely onto dry land. Back at the village, Fransco is anxious to see that Juan is dying. His men cause a landslide on the road and the Mach Five is trapped. Spritle manages to escape with the serum and heads off to the village. Just as Fransco declares himself Mayor, Spritle tells the inhabitants of Fransco's scheme to murder Juan and take over the village. A gunshot is heard when Fransco's men cause the bulls to stampede the village.

       Fransco escapes on horseback and Speed chases after him in the Mach Five. Fransco and Speed reach the top of an old ruin and have a brief standoff. The lightning from a storm panics Fransco's horse and they both fall down to the foundation of the ruins and die. Back at the village, Juan is recovering from the snake bite and will soon be able to regain his job as Mayor.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Jose, (Peter Fernandez)
Maria, (Corinne Orr)
Juan, (Jack Curtis)
Francisco Fransco, (Peter Fernandez)
Henchman #1, (Jack Curtis/Jack Grimes)
Henchman #2, (Peter Fernandez)
Henchman with Crow, (Jack Curtis)
Henchman #3, (Jack Grimes)
Henchman #4, (Jack Curtis)
Henchman #5, (Peter Fernandez)
Old Man, (Jack Grimes)
Screaming Village Girl, (Corinne Orr)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)



35.) The Supersonic Car
       Original Air Date: January 12, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Reckless Driving! Record Car

       At the Saline Flats, testing ground for the world's fastest land vehicles, a new supersonic rocket car, designed by Pops Racer for the Vavoom Motor Company, is expected to smash all known speed records. While many unmanned tests have been conducted, Speed Racer has been chosen as the driver for the manned test. Excitement and tension build as the countdown progresses towards zero. As the car accelerates, Sparky reads of the speed: mach 0.3, 0.4, 0.5. At mach 1, the car cracks, spins out of control, and crashes and burns.

       In the main office building of Vavoom Motor Co., a meeting is in progress assessing the performance. Mr. Dante Ferno wants to blame either Pops' design or Speed's driving. An investigation, though, has shown that someone broke a screw, which led to the accident. The two engineers who discovered it are on their way to the meeting and talking about their find in the backseat of a car. The driver, Mr. Blagget, overhears and pulls a gun on them and "escorts" them to the meeting room. With the gun still to the guy's side, the engineer has no choice but to say that the cause of the accident was due to a bad design or to bad driving. Ferno is unpleasantly surprised when the president of Vavoom decides to build a new car but will use a new driver.

       There's a long line of applicants to be the test driver for the next supersonic car. That surprises Blagget and his boss, Mr. Tycootis, who figured people would be too scared to want to drive it. Trixie, Spritle and Chim-Chim want Speed to apply. Inside, applicants are individually grilled on racing trivia. "Who holds the speed record?" "In 1964, Dream #3, an American car, went 500.5 mph." Applicant #555 is called in. He sits and surprises the screening committee; it's Speed! The president says to put Speed through the same tests as everyone else. It looks more like astronautical training. They get spun in a centrifuge, have to do physical fitness routines, and drive a simulator. In the end, the top driver is Speed Racer. Ferno objects and, privately, calls Mr. Tycootis. Tycootis says it's no problem. He's got plans for Speed and Pops.

       On the way home, Speed and Pops have stopped. The Mach Five is on the shoulder by a cemetery in the country. While they're lounging on the hood of the car talking about Speed's reappointement as test driver of the supersonic car, a hearse drives by. But of course, this is no normal hearse. Five guys dressed in red hop out, armed with machine guns. They surround the Racer father and son and prepare to do them in. For a time, Speed and Pops manage to avoid bullets by hiding behind one gravestone after another. But just as they run out of hope, sirens are heard in the distance. With police on the way, the baddies jump in their hearse and make a quick exit.

       Now, Supersonic Car #2 is built. With Speed inside, outside a mechanic laughs one of those evil laughs bad guys are so good at. The countdown starts. Again, as the car accelerates, problems begin. At mach 0.8, cracks form. From the instrumentation, Pops and Sparky can see that something is wrong. Pops tells Speed to stop. He does, but not in time to keep the car from splitting and crashing and burning again. Though Speed is safe, he wonders if he or someone else is at fault. The president of Vavoom is there and says since he's a qualified engineer, he'll undertake the investigation himself. This worries Blagget and Ferno. When the president finds a bad part, he demands to know of Pops who made it. Pops says it was made by Mr. Twert of Fortherbird Motor Company. Twert runs but Speed is faster. With a small amount of roughing up, Speed convinces him to talk, but it's no good. From a distance, Blagget shoots Twert.

       Trixie drives up in the Mach Five. Speed gets behind the wheel and chases Blagget. Blagget radios a chopper, which comes and drops bombs that narrowly miss the Mach Five. When Speed catches up with Blagget, the chopper lands and the five guys in red get out. Saying they always give someone a chance, the leader gives Speed a rifle. The didn't count on Speed being so handy with a gun. He fires so quickly that they all run away behind some boulders. Blagget, meanwhile, jumps in the chopper to take off. Speed gets in the Mach Five and uses the auto jacks to jump into the blades of the chopper, breaking them off. Speed runs to Blagget and demands to know who's behind it all.

       At Vavoom Motor Co., the president tells Speed and Pops that everyone was so demoralized by the supersonic car crashes, that they all quit. Speed tells him, though, that the cars were sabotaged and the employees shouldn't feel that way. The president vows to build one more supersonic car. He, Pops, Speed, Sparky, Trixie, and even Spritle and Chim-Chim work like mad to build Supersonic Car #3. When Tycootis is told that Blagget has been caught, he tells Ferno not to worry; that Blagget has been paid well to keep quiet. Then Dante Ferno tells Tycootis that he has a plan to destroy the third supersonic car.

       The stands at the testing facility are crowded with the people who are waiting for the final run of the Supersonic Car #3. Mr. Ferno tells Tycootis that he's planted a time bomb at the finish line. Ferno didn't count on Spritle and Chim Chim overhearing their conversation. It's 1:00 p.m. now and Ferno tells Tycootis that the bomb will go off in 30 seconds. Spritle and Chim Chim run into the supersonic car to tell Speed what they heard. They do, but it's too late for them to get out, and the car's rockets ignite! Knowing there's a bomb waiting, Speed puts the pedal to metal and rips down the track at mach 1.6. The car goes so fast that it passes the finish line seconds before the bomb goes off. Inspector Detector is even there and arrests Tycootis of Fortherbird Motor Company, as Speed thanks Spritle. Trixie comes up and says that Tycootis and Ferno confessed to their crimes. And the president of Vavoom Motor Company thanks Speed for saving the company.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
President of Vavoom, (Jack Curtis)
Mr. Dante Ferno, (Jack Grimes)
Mr. Tycootis, (Jack Curtis)
Mr. Blagget, (Peter Fernandez)
Mr. Twert, (Jack Grimes)
Hitman in Red, (Jack Grimes/Jack Curtis)
Inspector Detector, (Jack Curtis)
Chief Inspector, (Jack Curtis)
Assistant Inspector, (Jack Grimes)
Vavoom Executive, (Peter Fernandez)
Vavoom Executive, (Peter Fernandez)
Test Applicant, (Jack Grimes)
Vavoom Crewman, (Jack Grimes)
Vavoom Messenger, (Peter Fernandez)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



36.) Crash in the Jungle, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: January 19, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Mystery Tank of the Jungle, (Beginning)

       Preparing for the upcoming Trans African Grand Prix, Speed is in a small, two engine plane holding a pilot, copilot and one other passenger, a bespectacled, brown haired Professor Robert Carnivory, a biologist. Speed is checking out the race course which will cover the entire continent of Africa and is now ready to return to Nairobi for the start of the race three days from now. Dr. Carnivory points to a volcano and asks Speed if he's heard of the stories about the mountain. He says there are rumors that a monster lives there, and he has come to check out the story. The pilot turns around then and pulls a gun on them saying that the professor must be taken with them. They're exiles from the country of Bangdabongo and remind Dr. Carnivory that 20 years ago, he was a countryman of theirs. Carnivory, they say, can help free the country. So that Speed won't be able to tell who kidnapped him, though, he is tied to the seat before the other three parachute out of the plane.

       Speed struggles and frees himself seconds before impact. He leaps out and a parachute breaks his fall after employing at only tree top level! No sooner does he land in a tree, than a huge snake comes towards, then a leopard. The leopard closes on Speed until it hears pounding the footsteps of a giant gorilla. To outrun the ape, Speed swings from vine to vine until he finds a safe place to hide. Back in the lobby of their Nairobi hotel, Trixie, Spritle and Chim Chim hear of the plane crash on tv. Spritle cries, but Trixie says the reporter didn't say what happened to the passengers. They hop in the Mach Five and head to the crash site.

       In the jungle near the crash, a primitive tribe is dancing around a bon fire and worshipping the god of Goomachuck, beseeching it to help them defeat the monster in the jungle. Some tribesmen find Speed nearby and bring him to the leader. He tells Speed that they're a peace loving tribe but for the past years a monstrous ape has been destroying their jungle. If they don't stop it, they won't be able to survive. They've decided that tomorrow they will search for it and destroy it. He asks Speed to come with them. At first Speed declines saying he has to get to the race. But we all know Speed's conscience wouldn't let him live with an answer like that for long.

       The next morning, Trixie, Spritle and Chim Chim are still driving towards the mountain. Chim Chim is excited because this is where he's from. In the jungle, the tribe and Speed are on the move hunting for the huge gorilla. Soon, they approach the same volcano Speed had pointed out to him by Carnivory in the plane. A gigantic spider suddenly attacks them. Not so much from bravery, but simply because he stumbled and had no option, Speed fights the spider with some nearby spears that had earlier missed their mark.

       With a bit of luck, Speed manages to dispatch the misproportioned arachnid but has become separated from the tribe. After the battle, Speed's clothes are shredded and makes him look more than a little like that other vine swinging, king of the jungle. Deciding what to do next, he hears the sound of an engine and sees an armored tank rumbling through the jungle. He does his best to follow.

       About then, Trixie has pulled up where Speed fought the spider a short while before. They see Speed's red scarf on one of the violently amputated spider's legs and know Speed is nearby. They hear drums, and soon they and the tribe discover each other's presence. The tribe explain to Trixie what happened and how they got separated from Speed. Speed has followed the tank to a lake that surrounds the volcano. As the tank approaches a very modern looking bridge raises up from the lake. When the tank reaches the volcano island, the bridge begins to submerge. Speed dashes across but doesn't quite get to the other side before it fully submerges. Back at the Mach Five, Chim Chim seems to have forgotten the ways of the jungle. He climbs a tree and finds a bird nest with a few jumbo sized eggs in the it. He grabs one and earns the rath of the mother bird. She carries him away towards the volcano in her talons. Trixie and Spritle follow in the Mach Five.

       Professor Carnivory is working inside the island's secret research facility and this is where he meets General Smasher, who is in exile. His appearance is reminiscent to Hitler, and he talks about how their old country, Giltar, was caught between two countries fighting twenty years ago. Smasher says he wants to restore Giltar and can do so by making an army of huge soldiers using the same technique used to create the mammoth apes and spiders. Carnivory can help with that, Smasher says. But Carnivory says it was their country that started the war and deserved the consequences. On a monitor, Smasher sees Speed swimming towards the island. He tells a subordinate to kill him.

       Still following the large bird, Trixie and Spritle come to the lake around Smasher's island compound. When Chim Chim drops the egg, the bird drops him to catch the egg. Trixie sends the Mach Five into the lake to rescue Chim Chim. Before doing so, they come upon an underwater road; the now-submerged bridge Speed tried to cross. On the shore of the island, Speed is discovered and chased by about a half dozen of the large apes. "Will Speed survive? Tune in next week to find out!"



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Professor Robert Carnivory, (Jack Grimes)
African Chief, (Jack Curtis)
General Smasher, (Jack Curtis)
Pilot, (Jack Curtis)
Co-Pilot, (Peter Fernandez)
TV Reporter, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



37.) Crash in the Jungle, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: January 19, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Mystery Tank of the Jungle, (Conclusion)

       Speed, being much smaller than the apes, can run this way and that to outmaneuver them. They collide, fall down, trip over vines Speed ties on the legs, and so on. But soon they have him backed against a cliff. It drops off to a whirlpool below. The gorillas throw rocks at him until one manages to knock him in. General Smasher has been watching it all on a monitor and laughs that Speed is finally done in. Carnivory is there but still refusing to help. Smasher brings Carnivory to his colleague of twenty years before, Professor Loon, a white haired man with a monocle on his left eye. Loon tells Carnivory that this is the opportunity of a lifetime. While Carnivory agrees, he still refuses to help since it would aid Smasher as well. Before he can argue the point further, Loon is called away when the Mach Five is seen approaching along the submerged bridge. As Trixie approaches the end of the bridge, at the end she sees a door with the four-pointed Star of Giltar on it. It opens and the Mach Five is sucked into it.

       The tunnel leads up to dry land where Trixie makes a run for it in the Mach Five trying to outrun pursuing tanks. After she's run off the road, she and Spritle are captured. Loon decides to use them as a means to get the kind hearted Carnivory on Smasher's payroll. He threatens to lower them into a piranhas' infested pool unless he consents. Carnivory reluctantly agrees. Outside, Speed has survived the whirlpool and is washed ashore. He's overjoyed when he sees Chim Chim, who proceeds to show him where the Mach Five is. Inside, Carnivory is talking to the two prisoners, Trixie and Spritle. He tells them that the old country of Giltar loved war, and the people in exile want to start another one.

       Speed and Chim Chim come across a feeding area where guards are near large cages housing the apes. They don't realize that at first that coming behind them are more tanks. One tank driver opens the hatch to look around and see where Speed got to; the driver is none other than the pilot of the plane that Speed crashed in. Speed jumps down from a tree and knocks out the pilot as well as another tank driver.

       While all this is going on, in the research facility, Professor Loon has decided to use Trixie and Spritle as guinea pigs for the first mammoth human tests. He prepares the machine to do the job, and is ready to turn the final dial to begin the process. With his impeccable timing, Speed, in a commandeered tank, crashes through the lab wall, and then fights some soldiers. Loon pulls out a pistol, but before he can shoot it, Carnivory grabs his arm. By now, soldiers are rushing in. As they do, Chim Chim, still in the tank, fires at General Smasher. Speed, Trixie, Spritle, Chim Chim and Carnivory get in the tank. At the controls, Speed commences firing at and destroying Professor Loon's twenty years of work in the lab.

       To make matters worse, one ape in the excitement manages to break loose from his cage. He chases soldiers and seems to be having a great time. Smasher worries because the gorilla happens to be heading towards the power room. He orders men to stop him. Speed tells Trixie to drive the tank, as he jumps out and into the Mach Five. His fancy driving and turning at the last possible instant cause many tanks to crash either into each other or into boulders.

       Back in the research facility, the ape has managed to get into the power room despite the soldiers' efforts. Soon, the room explodes. Loon is lamenting over his lab, which is now little more than rubble. He says he's upset because he loves war and can't start one now. Smasher runs by and tells Loon that "maybe we were wrong." This has no effect on Loon. After a big explosion, more apes are loosed. Trixie, Carnivory, Spritle and Chim Chim get in the Mach Five with Speed, and the car plunges into the water making a submerged crossing. From the shore, they see the island explode. The Go Team plans on heading to Nairobi for the Trans African Grand Prix in time for the race.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Professor Robert Carnivory, (Jack Grimes)
General Smasher, (Jack Curtis)
Professor Loon, (Peter Fernandez)
Pilot/Tank Driver, (Jack Curtis)
Co-Pilot/Co-Driver (Peter Fernandez)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



38.) The Secret Invaders, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: January 26, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Mysterious Intelligence Agent No. 9, (Beginning)

       We fade in to the city of Ambrocia, high in the Mystic Mountains on Lake Ripplelaps. One of the world's most famous races, The Mystic Grand Prix, is being held here. In starting position one is the famous Piston Powers. Racer X is there as well as Speed who is in the new supercharged Mach Five Formula One that Pops designed. As the racers wait for the flag to start the race, Prince Snowier and Princess Gracious walk onto a balcony overlooking the street where the racers are. As the Princess picks up the flag, someone has her in the sights of his gun. He is part of a network of assassins. After firing the rifle from a building across the street, he leaps out the window and begins running across rooftops to escape. Speed notices and follows in his formula one in the streets below. After he catches up to the sniper, he climbs up a fire escape ladder and fights. The assassin loses his footing and falls to his death on the street below.

       In the aftermath of the failed attempt, the police arrive at the Ambrocia train station later in the afternoon. They are conducting a search and questioning the people in the station to find the assassin who tried to kill Princess Gracious. Among the local people, there are three men who are well-dressed in elegant clothing, complete with hats and carnations in their suit pockets. After some time passes, one of the police officers walks up and tells the people, "The man was found. Speed Racer fought with him and he fell off the roof. We can let everybody go." The people in the station are free to board the train. One of the three men cackles to himself.

       Once aboard, the policeman enters a compartment where the other three men have been waiting and he says, "Customs, heh, heh, heh, heh." The other three gentlemen laugh in exchange, "Heh, heh, heh, heh." He then removes the police uniform, which reveals his dapper black suit. Then, one of the men activates a button on the wall panel and a television monitor and speaker are ready for use. On the opposite wall, a big chess board, complete with its pieces, comes into view. The big man takes one of the chess pieces and throws it on the floor, crushes it with his boot heel and exclaims:

       Assassin #2: "Hmm! Something unexpected happened and our plan didn't work! We failed to assassinate Princess Gracious!"

       Assassin #1: "True, the plan didn't work, but somebody stopped it."

       Assassin #2: "What do you mean?"

       Assassin #1: "Take a look at this. I picked the mirror up, gentlemen. It was by the starting line. Someone used it to flash light into our agent's eyes. This means only one thing. One of the racers is a secret agent for the International Police and they must have found out about our plot. He waited, then he used the mirror. We must find out who he is."

       Assassin #3: "You're right!"

       Assassin #1: "Are you ready? Run that film."

       Assassin #4: "We'll take a good look at all of the racers taking part in the Mystic Grand Prix. This is Bearcat Stunts, the famous racer who came here from the country of Pong Ping. He's been a professional racer for 15 years. Tailgate Jones, from the country of South Valsania".

       Assassin #4: "The computer says these three are likely suspects of being a secret agent."

       Assassin #1: "If one of them is a secret agent, then let's play it safe and get rid of them all."

       Assassin #3: "I've been studying the pictures and I know their names by heart. This is Rusty Muffle, a fast man on curves. Tailgate Crumple, who is prone to accidents and Speed Racer, who drives the Mach Five."

       Meanwhile, the Mach Five Formula One is headed for Abalonia to take part in the Twist and Turn Race. The Mystic Grand Prix has been cancelled because of the assassination attempt on Princess Gracious. As they're driving Speed and Trixie are alongside Rusty Muffle and talk for a bit. As they separate, Speed remarks that Rusty seems too old to have just become a pro-racer this year. He suspects Rusty may be something else than a racer. The group of assassins have the same doubts as Speed, however. As Muffle drives by, they shoot out a tire, and he crashes and is killed. The assassins see Speed coming and prepare to give him the same treatment. However, Spritle and Chim-Chim say they need to get out and stretch their legs. Once stopped, everyone gets out.

       As Speed and Trixie admire the beautiful landscape, Trixie spots Muffle's car at the bottom of the cliff below. They run down to find Muffle didn't survive. At the same time, four of the assassins have come down with guns, fearful that Speed and Trixie will somehow discover that they did it, and prepare to shoot them. Just then, Racer X drives by causing a distraction. Speed and Trixie use their martial arts while Spritle uses his slingshot. The bad guys flee. Racer X knew the men mistook Speed for a secret agent and tells Speed and Trixie. He also says before the race, he's going to stop in Paris to do a little sightseeing and he'll see them at the race.

       In Paris, a man in a trenchcoat walks up to an old building and opens the door. Once inside, he turns a water faucet that reveals an elevator which he enters. It takes him five levels underground. The door opens and the man walks into an office complete with sophisticated electronics. He takes off his hat and trenchcoat. The gentleman is the Chief of Interpol. His secretary tells him that the International Police in Abalonia want him to keep an eye on Rudolph Elegantor and his gang. She also mentions that Agent No. 9 will be arriving soon. The Chief asks her to put him in touch with Agent No. 8.

       Chief: "No. 8, it's imperative you keep a close eye on Rudolph Elegantor."

       Agent 8: "Rudolph Elegantor just left his hotel and is headed somewhere."

       Chief: "Okay, don't lose him. Follow him everywhere."

       Agent 8: "Yes, sir. Ahhh, ahhh, oohh!!"

       Chief: "No 8., what's up?! No 8., what's up?!"

       Elegantor: "Hmm, hmm. Hello there, Chief."

       Chief: "Who is that speaking?"

       Elegantor: "Rudolph Elegantor. Forget about No. 8. You won't be talking to him ever again. No. 8 had an unfortunate little accident which is too bad, because he was one of your best agents in the International Secret Service. Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm."

       It turns out that Agent No. 8 was the racer by the name of Tailgate Crumple. He was the agent who foiled the assassination of Princess Gracious in Ambrocia. The leader, Rudolph Elegantor staged a road accident and killed him. He is a tall, distinguishable-looking gentleman, with gray hair in elegant clothing, with a top hat and smokes a cigar. Elegantor hails a taxicab and instructs the driver to, "Take me to the nearest railroad station." He arrives at the destination and boards the train. The four assassins who work for him have been secretly waiting in the compartment for his arrival, so they can realign their strategy.

       Elegantor: "Ah, gentlemen, we got rid of Rusty Muffle and Tailgate Crumple, but we failed to get Speed."

       Assassin #3: "Uh oh!!"

       Elegantor: "Speed's got to be a secret agent, but that won't stop us. We'll drop Operation A and do Operation B, which means we failed to take over Ambrocia, so we'll concentrate on taking over Abalonia."

       Assassin #1: "Fine, I'll be just as happy taking over the country of Abalonia."

       Assassin #2: "It should be easy, because in a few days, they're holding the Twist and Turn Race there."

       Elegantor: "That'll give up the perfect opportunity to take over. Once we get rid of a certain knight in our way, it will be checkmate."

       Meanwhile, Speed and Trixie are driving in the city of Abalonia to their hotel. Trixie is admiring the modern-day metropolis that was once part of a backward country and Speed tells her that President Montebank is a great man who restored the city in the past 10 years. He wants to win the race and the President's trophy. As they pull up at the hotel, a bellhop opens the trunk and is surprised by Spritle and Chim Chim hiding inside it. He takes the luggage to their room.

       A parking attendant asks Speed if he may have the keys to the Mach Five, so he can park it on the grounds. The attendant is really working for Rudolph Elegantor, but no one knows it. Once inside the hotel lobby, Speed and Trixie meet some of the other famous racing drivers and ask them if they have seen Racer X. They tell Speed they haven't seen him and he must be late in arriving to Abalonia. Speed's thoughts are those of intrigue, "Racer X said those mysterious men tried to get rid of me because they thought I might be a secret agent. I wonder what he meant? And where is he?"

       Meanwhile, Racer X, now secretly in the role of Agent No. 9, has finally arrived at the Interpol Office in Paris. He is dressed in a three-piece suit with a matching white hat. He and the Chief address the situation regarding the secret invaders and Rudolph Elegantor.

       Chief: "Hello, 9"

       Agent 9: "Chief, I've got bad news. As you know they got rid of No. 8 and one of the other racers and made an attempt on still a third racer's life. We've got to do something quickly before more innocent people are involved. Where's Elegantor's gang now? What are they up to?"

       Chief: "They took care of our man who was following them, so we have no idea where they are right now or just what they may be doing."

       At the hotel, Speed and Trixie are unpacking in Room 105. Someone knocks at the door, handing Speed an invitation to come to the President's house for a 6:00 p.m. dinner engagement. Spritle and Chim-Chim plan their usual trick of hiding in the Mach Five, but this time they're too late. As Speed and Trixie, both well-dressed, drive off, Spritle and Chim-Chim overhear the "parking attendant" congratulate himself that Speed didn't check the tires and won't find the bomb planted there. As the front left tire reaches a certain temperature, the bomb will be detonated. The bad guy then realizes Spritle and Chim-Chim overheard him.

       Spritle and Chim-Chim run their fastest and get back to the hotel room with the bad guy in hot pursuit. Spritle wants to get Trixie's transmitter to radio and warn them. He manages to do so. Speed hits "A" on the Mach Five which lifts the front wheels off the ground, and he comes to a screeching halt. He takes off the left front tire with a hammer and throws it just before it blows up. By now the bad guy has broken into the hotel room, though. Spritle and Chim-Chim are using their best teamwork to fight off the guy, but it's clear he's slowly winning. As he finally gets the upper hand, Speed runs in. But the bad guy says it doesn't matter. A bomb is planted in the President's microphone and will detonate at 6:15 p.m., only 3 minutes from now. At the President's house, all the racers are there in coats and ties. Racer X is wondering where Speed is and why he's late. Speed comes running in, pushing guards aside and running for the President. He lunges and pushes the President down as the bomb goes off reducing the room to rubble.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Assassin in Black, (Jack Grimes)
Train Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Police Officer, (Jack Curtis)
Assassin #1, (Jack Grimes/Jack Curtis/Jack Grimes)
Assassin #2, (Peter Fernandez)
Assassin #3, (Jack Curtis)
Assassin #4, (Jack Grimes)
Crane Operator, (Jack Curtis)
Rusty Muffle, (Jack Curtis)
Mattzi Hari, (Corinne Orr)
Rudolph Elegantor, (Jack Curtis)
Chief of Interpol, (Jack Curtis)
Secretary, (Corinne Orr)
Agent No. 8, (Jack Grimes)
Race Driver at Hotel, (Jack Curtis)
Race Driver at Hotel, (Jack Grimes)
Bellhop, (Jack Grimes)
Hotel Manager, (Jack Grimes)
Security Guard, (Peter Fernandez)
President Montebank, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



39.) The Secret Invaders, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: January 26, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Mysterious Intelligence Agent No. 9, (Conclusion)

       Speed and President Montebank are partially buried under rubble and unconscious. Speed is seriously hurt. Both are taken care of in National Hospital, Speed in Room 5, and the President in Room 1. Posing as a representative of Vice-President Duper, Elegantor invites Speed to the Vice-President's home tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. Bringing flowers to Speed at the hospital, Racer X sees Elegantor and realizes Vice-President Duper must also be a bad guy if Elegantor is working with him. Agent 9 tells the Chief.

       Speed arrives at Vice-President Duper's home the next evening. He is greeted by Elegantor, who takes him to the elevator. Speed notices they are going downstairs and Elegantor tells him it's because the Vice-President is being careful after the assassination attempt made on President Montebank. They get off the elevator in the basement and Rudolph Elegantor locks Speed in a waiting room. He tells the two assassins they blew it the first time and they better not blow it again. Racer X stops by the hospital to see Speed and Trixie, but she tells him that Speed has gone to the home of Vice-President Duper. Racer X realizes he is too late and zooms off in the Shooting Star in hopes to rescue Speed.

       One of the assassins opens the door to escort Speed down a corridor and pulls a gun on him. The two get into a fight and the gun is knocked away on the floor. As the two struggle, Speed tries to get the gun, but he's knocked out by the other assassin. However, Speed is seen leaving the Vice-President's home in the Mach Five and in the streets of Abalonia. Racer X is driving to Vice-President Duper's home and knows Speed is in great danger.

       When he pulls up to the gate and asks for Speed, the security guard tells Racer X that he just left. In his thoughts, Racer X thinks something is strange about this. On a high cliff above the ocean is the Mach Five and Speed. He stands there with an unusual look on his face. It turns out to be one of the assassins, who peels off a Speed face mask and is wearing his clothes. He looks in the trunk and there is Speed still unconscious. He takes him out and puts him in the driver's seat. The assassin releases the emergency brake and the Mach Five, with the unconscious Speed, plunges off the cliff into the ocean. The assassin starts laughing, and as he looks down, a whirlpool current is spinning in the ocean.

       At Speed's funeral, the reporters believe that his death is suspicious. A few moments later, Racer X sees Speed standing in the shadows, disguised in dark glasses and wearing a trenchcoat. Racer X asks Speed why he is pretending to be dead. He thinks this ruse will lead him to find out more information, and hopefully, he will be able to defeat the assassins. Racer X points out to Speed that Rudolph Elegantor is among the crowd of mourners inside the funeral parlor. Just then, one his men tells him that President Montebank will be vacationing in La Mamba. Racer X will follow them to the destination, but it isn't clear what Speed will do next.

       At the palace, the gang of assassins come by helicopter and foot to shoot the President, but as they swoop low, the "President and escort" turn out to be none other than Speed and Trixie. As they fight off the bad guys on the ground, the helicopter starts chasing Speed. The pilot concentrates so much on Speed that he fails to see a tall pine tree up ahead and crashes into it. Racer X, on the radio, tells Duper he's been found out. Duper and Elegantor escape in Elegantor's specially equipped car. Speed follows in the Mach Five as Elegantor's car uses machine guns out the back to shoot, but Speed puts up the bulletproof cockpit cover.

       Elegantor then tries dumping oil to cause Speed to crash but Speed uses the "B" button to employ the Mach Five's special all-terrain traction tires. As a last-ditch effort, Elegantor starts dropping many barrels of explosives in the Mach Five's path, but Speed's expert driving and occasional help from the "A" jacks to bound over the barrels he can't steer around, let him avoid catastrophe. At that point Duper wants to give up, but Elegantor doesn't. Duper grabs the steering wheel causing he and Elegantor to go off the edge of the cliff.

       The words of Speed and Racer X are heard in the final scenes of this episode:

       Speed: "Well, that's the end of that terrible gang of assassins. They tried to assassinate Princess Gracious of Ambrocia and then President Montebank of Abalonia, but they failed both times. It's the end of that gang, but there will be others. As long as men seek power illegally, there will be evil things done in the world. But I'll do all I can to see that men like them never suceeed. If everyone did the same, it would be a more peaceful world."

       Racer X: "Speed, listen to me. We worked together to get rid of those assassins. But from now on, we're professional racers again and I'll do my best to win. I'll try to beat you."

       Speed: "And I'll try to win."

       Racer X: "Good luck. The President's coming into his box to give the signal for the race to begin."

       Racer X:"In a race, it's every man for himself."

       Speed: "If he hadn't helped me, I wouldn't be here today. But a race belongs to the best racer and I've got to prove it's me."



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Assassin in Black, (Jack Grimes)
Rusty Muffle, (Jack Grimes)
President Montebank, (Jack Curtis)
Rudolph Elegantor, (Jack Curtis)
Vice-President Duper, (Jack Grimes)
Chief of Interpol, (Jack Curtis)
Secretary, (Corinne Orr)
Security Guard, (Jack Grimes)
TV Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Doctor, (Perter Fernandez)
Assassin #1, (Jack Grimes/Peter Fernandez)
Assassin #2, (Jack Curtis/Peter Fernandez)
Assassin #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Assassin #4, (Jack Grimes)
Security Guard #2, (Jack Grimes)
Reporter #1, (Jack Grimes)
Reporter #2, (Peter Fernandez)
Reporter #3, (Jack Curtis)
Agent 12/Group A, (Peter Fernandez)
Montebank's Aide, (Peter Fernandez)
Montebank's Guest, (Peter Fernandez)
Little Girl, (Corinne Orr)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)



40.) The Man Behind the Mask
       Original Air Date: February 2, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Fearful Bomb Car

       Speed is being interviewed at a press conference before departing on ABC Airlines for the North American Grand Prix. Spritle and Chim Chim appear to be missing since they cannot go along with Speed. They are standing nearby watching Dr. Fantasty's new rocket engine being loaded aboard the jet's cargo bay. They hide in the rocket engine and stow aboard the jet.

       The pilot enters the cockpit and puts on his headset but collapses in pain. A fake pilot then enters revealing the headset is rigged with steel blades that killed the real pilot. In flight, Speed and Trixie are talking with Dr. Fantasty about the new rocket fuel he has invented. Just a few drops are equal to 100 gallons of high octane gasoline. Dr. Fantasty also insists that his new fuel is to be used for peaceful purposes only.

       A group of masked men enter the passenger compartment and take Speed, Trixie and Dr. Fantasty hostage. Spritle and Chim Chim are discovered hiding and are also taken hostage. The jet is taken off course and is headed for a small insland in an unknown region. Meanwhile, a secret meeting is about to take place secretly at the distant harbor of a city during the evening. Racer X meets with a mysterious operative who briefs him with details of the hijacking. Racer X is worried about Speed's safety.

       The jet lands on the small island. Speed and his friends are introduced to Mark Meglaton the Great. He is the Supreme Commander and his face is concealed behind an ugly mask. Meglaton shows the group his stolen art collection, which includes the Mona Lisa. The musuem is impervious to all disasters and there's a carbonide gas system to extinguish fires. Meglaton admires three things; top racers, scientists and magnificent works of art. He has cleverly replaced the original paintings with replicas, so no one will know they've been stolen.

       Meglaton then shows Speed and his party his complex missile facility. He intends to use the missile to transport stolen art from around the world and insists that Speed be the driver to assist him. A helicopter takes off with the Mach Five inside. Speed is behind the wheel and is strapped in against his own will. A bomb is placed in the Mach Five, to circumvent any problems from Speed.

       Speed is forced to drive to art museums around the world. A loudspeaker on the car orders the museums to load the art aboard the landing missile or else the bomb in the Mach Five will blow up the museum. Speed drives to the Louve, the British Museum and National Gallery. Now that Phase 1 is complete, Meglaton plans to implement Phase 2. A series of missiles will be launched to major cities around the world and Meglaton will become its Emperor.

       Back at the Racer home, Racer X is speaking to Pops and Mom. He plans to rescue Speed, but he calls Pops by name and corrects himself. Just as Speed is driving to another destination, Racer X jumps on the hood of the car and disarms the bomb, but the camera that is installed on the Mach Five's hood relays this to Meglaton. Speed and Racer X try to escape, but the helicopter follows and is shooting at them. Racer X tries to lure the enemy away by jumping out of the car, but the helicopter picks up the Mach Five and Racer X is distraught by the failed attempt to free his brother.

       Meanwhile, at the hideout, Speed double-crosses his friends, when he announces to Meglaton that he wants to work with Dr. Fantasty and be a "winner", but this is a clever ruse to trick Meglaton into trusting him. Speed and Dr. Fantasty quickly overthrow Meglaton and his men in the missile complex. But some of the missiles have already been launched. Pops and Racer X are in the helicopter when the onrushing missiles cruise by them, but they descend back to the island and create massive explosions upon impact. Pops and Racer X land and tackle Meglaton's guards.

       Speed frees Trixie, Spritle and Chim Chim and then goes after Meglaton. He is with the works of art. Speed tackles him and his mask falls off, revealing that he is the best friend of Dr. Fantasty. Meglaton sets off a bomb to destroy his works of art, but Speed activates the carbonide gas system and the fire is extinguished. Now defeated, Meglaton passes out from the smoke inhalation. Back at the track, Speed is racing in the North American Grand Prix. In Speed's thoughts, the safety of the world's art and humanity are at rest.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Dr. Fantasty, (Jack Grimes)
Mark Meglaton, (Jack Curtis)
Airline Pilot, (Jack Curtis)
Fake Pilot/Henchman, (Peter Fernandez)
Henchman #2, (Jack Grimes)
Henchman #3, (Jack Curtis)
Henchman #4, (Jack Grimes)
Inspector Detector, (Jack Curtis)
Reporter #1, (Jack Grimes)
Interpol Agent (Jack Curtis)
Airline Mechanic, (Peter Fernandez)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)




41.) The Car Destroyer
       Original Air Date: February 2, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Phantom Castle of Iron

       Speed is observing a race from the stands and thinks it's a nice idea to watch the other drivers for a change. The racers are lined up for the Le Mans start. The signal is given, but all the cars drive off by themselves. Dr. J. D. Crepit is snickering, as he's watching all the cars driving into his castle. Crepit decides to drive into town and witnesses a bad car accident. A couple on their way to a theater, flag down a taxicab, but there is no driver in it.

       Dr. Crepit drives into the parking garage of the Exorbitant. The license number on his car is 3161. A chute extends from the front of the car and out come tiny remote controlled cars. They drive under all the cars in the garage and attach themselves to the undercarriage of all the vehicles Dr. Crepit activates the remote controls and the cars all take off out of the garage.

       Meanwhile, the police are chasing the empty taxicab, but it crashes. The disappearance of 48,000 cars has Inspector Detector baffled. He asks Speed to take over the case. Spritle offers to help by driving a truck in the countryside and hiding inside it. Speed winds up chasing a driverless car, but he loses it at a railroad crossing. He sees Dr. Crepit and asks him about the car. Crepit denies that he is the famous automobile engineer or that he's seen the car in question. In the truck, Spritle notices it's moving and there is no one at the wheel. Both he and Chim Chim faint. Speed sees the truck and is determined to catch it. Spritle and Chim Chim fall out of the rear of the truck. Speed stops and they get inside the trunk. The Mach Five follows the truck to Dr. Crepit's castle, which looks like the witch castle in The Wizard of Oz.

       One of the remote cars attaches itself to the Mach Five. The car is on a conveyor belt and it's about to be melted down in a blast furnace. Speed is able to locate the little, remote car, but he can't reach it. He tells Chim Chim to grab it and they avert death. Outside, the Mach Five is now parked in a lush garden, but everything is made of metal. They seek to explore the grounds and discover a beautiful castle. They enter the inside, which reveals an amusement park where the kids come under attack.

       Dr. Crepit reveals his true identity and says he hates cars because his wife was killed and his son was crippled in a car accident. The boy tries to stop his father, but Crepit pushes him aside. Speed has already guessed where the main control panel is located at. He jumps on the amusement park's train and drives it through a wall. Speed and Dr. Crepit wrestle and his son gets in the way. As he gets up from the ground, the boy learns he is able to stand up. They all realize the boy's legs have been fine all the time. Dr. Crepit is arrested and Speed promises to look after his son. He and his friends all plan to make the castle and amusement park into a place of natural beauty where the public will come to enjoy themselves.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Dr. J. D. Crepit, (Jack Curtis)
Inspector Detector, (Jack Curtis)
Dr. Crepit's Son, (Jack Grimes)
Woman, (Corinne Orr)
Man, (Peter Fernandez)
Police Officer, (Peter Fernandez)
Man in Garage, (Jack Grimes)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)




42.) The Desperate Racer
       Original Air Date: February 9, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Pineapple Race

       Speed, Trixie and Sparky are looking at a map of Speed's next race, the Southern Hemisphere Grand Prix. Sections of the race will be in the Valley of Destruction. Speed seems to be worried about his abilities, but Sparky is more confident. A young lady named Eloisa Hazard is the sister of one of the racers. She pays Speed and Sparky a visit and asks Speed to lose the race. He refuses and she faints.

       Eloisa and her brother Hap live in a poor part in the city of Fiodado. Speed takes Eloisa to Hap and explains to him what happened. As Speed and Trixie return to the hotel, they are approached by some shady-looking men. A fight ensues and with Speed as the victor. Trixie speaks to Eloisa and it's revealed that Hap could get a job managing a car factory if he won the race. The money could be used to make Eloisa well again.

       Meanwhile, those shady men seem to be tormenting a prisoner. He is a thief who stole the King's jewel. After more torture, he discloses the large diamond is hidden inside one of the pineapples to be used in the Pineapple Grand Prix. All of the drivers in the race must carry a pineapple in their car for the duration of the race. If the pineapple is lost, the racer is disqualified.

       As the race begins, a plane flies overhead and steals pineapples out of some of the cars on the track. They pour oil on the road so the cars will crash and they can collect more pineapples. The King's jewel isn't in any of them. As Hap enters the Unknown Forest, an unknown ax-thrower steals his pineapple. Speed enters the forest, but is stopped by a thug serenading him for the pineapple. A fight ensues and Speed beats the men.

       Down the road, Hap Hazard is waiting for Speed. He then accuses him of stealing his pineapple and cheating in the race. During the course of the argument, Hazard steals Speed's pineapple and drives off. Trixie radios Speed by helicopter and tries to convince him to lose the race. In the Valley of Destruction, Hap and Speed get stuck in a mudslide. As they argue over who owns the pineapple, the men land by parachute from the plane and attempt to steal the pineapple.

       To assist Speed, Trixie lands the helicopter and she gets out with Sparky, Spritle and Chim Chim, who gets the pineapple on the bounce. He tosses it to Sparky and throws it to Trixie and passes it back to Chim Chim. Speed is handed the pineapple and drives off with it in the Mach Five. Hap tries to force Speed off the road and gets reported for striking his car. The racing tribunal will address the issue on Monday.

       Speed crosses the finish line first and wins the race fair and square. But Trixie has Chim Chim steal the pineapple and sneaks it in Hap's car before Speed is declared the winner. Now victorious, Hap holds the pineapple high in ther air, but it's taken from him by the jewel thieves. The award ceremony has a giant pineapple pinata that breaks open, with hundreds of pineapples falling all over the ground.

       An Irish cop watches the thugs breaking open the pineapples, so Spritle and Chim Chim decide to join the party. They are hungry as usual. Chim Chim bites into a pineapple and spits out the King's jewel. The cop picks it up and the thugs faint with their failed attempt. Disgusted, Speed throws off his hemlet as Hap and Eloisa celebrate his victory. Trixie walks up to him and admits it was she who had Chim Chim steal the pineapple from the Mach Five and put inside Hap's car. Speed realizes that winning isn't everything and admits to Trixie it was a good idea.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Hap Hazard, (Jack Grimes)
Eloisa Hazard, (Corinne Orr)
Mr. Forcer, (Jack Curtis)
Henchman #1, (Peter Fernandez)
Henchman #2, (Jack Curtis)
Henchman #3, (Jack Grimes)
Henchman #4, (Jack Curtis)
Prisoner, (Peter Fernandez)
Driver #11, (Peter Fernandez)
Ax-Thrower, (Peter Fernandez)
Serenading Thug #1, (Jack Curtis)
Serenading Thug #2, (Jack Grimes)
Policeman, (Peter Fernandez)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)




43.) The Dangerous Witness
       Original Air Date: February 9, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Witch Number 0

       While on a plane headed to Hong Kong, Speed witnesses a mysterious woman that fires a poisonous needle at a man seated nearby. He approaches the woman and sees that "she was hit by a needle the same as the man." Spritle notices something protruding from the woman's purse and gives it to Speed. It turns out to be an invitation to a famous floating restaurant in the city. Nearby, but inconspicuous is Agent 9 (but it isn't revealed that it's Racer X, because he's unmasked) and a menacing stewardess watching the scene of events.

       Princess Pedal's plane lands at the airport in Hong Kong. She is one of the wealthiest women in the world. The Princess and her group pass by, but an unknown woman opens her necklace containing a miniature missile and aims it at the Princess. However, the assassination attempt is halted when the stewardess tells the woman, "There's too much danger."

       Later on, while on a ferry boat, Speed and the Captain are conversing and he is shot, taking the bullet that is meant for Speed. The mysterious woman makes her getaway in a small boat. In conclusion, Speed has determined that the murders which took place weren't a coincidence. He and Trixie hire a rickshaw to drive them to the floating restaurant. Once inside, Speed notices a woman posing as a sword dancer, who aims the weapon at Princess Pedal.

       Luckily, Speed catches the weapon in midair and runs after the mysterious woman. Speed's attempt to catch her is undermined when she throws a bomb at him, but he manages to escape unharmed. Later, the Princess asks Speed if he will act as her bodyguard. He quickly agrees with the Princess and disguises himself as the curator of the museum. She disguises herself with a veil and goes on the tour. Still, another attempt is made on her life, but is foiled by Speed. The woman flees in a red convertible. Speed takes the Mach Five and slams into her car and it crashes. The woman pulls a gun on Speed, but Agent 9 briskly arrives and arrests her.

       On the day of the race, Speed can't decide what he should do if something happens to the Princess while he is participating in the event. The race starts and Spritle observes that driver X is really the airline stewardess and ringleader. The hood of her car opens and reveals a missile launcher, which is taking aim at Princess Pedal's box. In order to stop the assasination, Speed slams the Mach Five into her car and it crashes. Now beaten, X admits that her "scheme failed."



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Agent 9~Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Stewardess/Miss X, (Corinne Orr)
Man on Plane, (Jack Grimes)
Assassin/Dancer, (Corinne Orr)
Princess Pedal, (Corinne Orr)
Boat Captain, (Jack Curtis)
Airline Intercom, (Corinne Orr)
Hotel Clerk, (Jack Grimes)
Reporter #1, (Jack Grimes)
Reporter #2, (Jack Curtis)
Reporter #3, (Jack Grimes)
Spectator, (Peter Fernandez)
Man in Restaurant, (Jack Curtis)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)




44.) Race the Laser Tank
       Original Air Date: February 16, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Murder Car V2

       Speed wins the Eastern Central Grand Prix and then goes to the International Airport to depart for Hawaii. Before he and Trixie can leave, a car with two hitmen tries to kill a man and young woman. The Mach Five happens to block the path of the bullets that are being fired from inside the car, by a disguised camera device. At this point, Speed thinks the bullets are meant for him.

       Inside the International Airport, the two thugs report to their boss, Omar. He kills them with poisonous needles from his cigar. Speed and Trixie are now landing in Hawaii and are greeted by hula dancers. One of them gives Speed a lei. The Mach Five is at customs and it's discovered that Spritle and Chim Chim have stowed aboard in the trunk. They flee from the car and hop in the trunk of a red sedan. The car happens to be owned by the man who was being shot at before. The thugs driving in blue cars succeed to run him off the road and the man is killed.

       Slimer and his thugs get out and take a look at the wreckage. Spritle and Chim Chim hop in the trunk of the car while Slimer and his thugs are busy looking elsewhere. He and his boys can't find what the man was carrying in his car, that they are so anxious to get their hands on. Speed and Trixie arrive at the crash site and recognize the car that Spritle and Chim Chim were hiding in. They see the corpse, but no sign of the little duo. Later on, it turns out that Speed recognizes the dead body as the man who was at the airport. He figures the man and the girl who accompanied him were the intended targets.

       While at the hotel, Speed finds a roll of microfilm that falls out of his lei. He takes the Mach Five to the library, so he can use the microfilm room. It turns out the facility has been infiltrated by Slimer's men. After a series of skirmishes and fights, it seems that Speed runs out of luck and is trapped by Slimer's thugs. One of them turns out to be Cana in disguise. She is the woman that he initially saw at the International Airport with the now deceased man. She has a roll of the microfilm, which carries the designs for a destructive laser beam weapon. With Cana's help, Speed manages to escape the library.

       Cana gets captured and is being driven to a nearby island by amphibious cars. Speed takes the Mach Five and drives under the water to catch them. They all arrive on the volcanic island. But the thugs and a native spy are waiting for Speed. He manages to succeed in fighting them off and ends up finding a construction site. The Mach Five ends up plunging down a cliff and into the ocean below.

       Later on, Speed awakes in a dungeon cell with Cana. Slimer and Omar enter the cell with their men. Omar then reveals that Cana is a member of the International Secret Service. He also informs Speed that he and Cana will be his first guinea pig subjects of his new laser beam experiment. But Spritle and Chim Chim get out of the car's trunk and decide to go on a search for food. The two of them manage to free the imprisoned Speed and Cana, but the thugs return.

       Omar and Slimer come to visit Cana and Speed the next morning. They plan to test the laser weapon, but her shoes conceal small bombs that go off, when she kicks them away. This tactic enables her and Speed to escape. They all hop in the Mach Five, but end up facing Omar in the laser tank. Speed decides to use the homing robot to neutralize some of the laser cannons, but the robot gets caught by one of them. Speed uses the auto-jacks to jump over the crater, but one of the laser tank's beams severs a hole in the volcano. This causes the volcano to erupt and the laser tank is destroyed by the molten lava flow. Speed, Cana, Spritle and Chim Chim escape in the Mach Five and watch from a safe distance.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Cana, (Corinne Orr)
Omar, (Jack Curtis)
Hitman #1, (Fernandez/Grimes)
Hitman #2, (Fernandez/Grimes)
Slimer, (Jack Curtis)
Henchman, (Peter Fernandez)
Gunman in Blue Car, (Jack Grimes)
Driver in Red Car, (Jack Curtis)
Thug in Phone Booth, (Jack Curtis)
Phony Library Clerk, (Jack Grimes)
Hitman in Mircofilm Room, (Jack Curtis)
Native Henchman, (Jack Grimes)
Gunman #1 in Jungle, (Jack Curtis)
Gunman #2 in Jungle, (Jack Grimes)
Gunman #3 in Jungle, (Jack Grimes)
Hitman #1 in Cell, (Jack Curtis)
Hitman #2 in Cell, (Peter Fernandez)
Laser Tank Driver, (Jack Grimes)
Airline Inspector, (Jack Grimes)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)




45.) The Great Car Wrestling Match
       Original Air Date: February 16, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Car Wrestler X

       This episode opens at a car wrestling match or demolition derby. Champion X is the masked driver in car #4. He is the victor of the match. Sparky is admiring the new models of cars at the Universal Motors Show. He, Speed, Trixie, Spritle and Chim Chim meet Gadge Zoomer, a professional racer, while at the show. Trixie gives his son, Gizmo, some chocolate bars, but his dad refuses charity.

       Zoomer walks with a limp and after he leaves, Spritle notices he left a camera at the show. Speed takes the camera to the Slipshod Motor Company, the last place where Zoomer was employed at. Speed learns he had been fired, but gets his home address and pays the family a visit. Gadge has told Gizmo that he is working as a coach at the Fly-by-Night Motor Company, but in reality, he's turned car wrestler.

       Speed is eager to help Zoomer and he sees him at a gas station filling up his car. Speed follows and Zoomer sees him and leads him to a junk yard where Speed and the Mach Five get trapped beneath a pile of wrecked cars. Back at the house, Pops is upset when he sees how badly damaged the Mach Five has become. It appears if it had been used in a car wrestling match. He then shows Speed a newspaper article about car wrestling. Sparky takes a liking to the sport because the winner receives $30,000.

       Pops tells Sparky not to be stupid and that car wresting is a terrible thing to become involved in. Speed sets out to help Zoomer out of being a car wrester. The new boss shows Zoomer his special car. It has five weapons that make it invincible. As part of his plan, Speed has sent a challenge to the wrestling team. In the past, Speed had beaten Zoomer at the Oceantake Grand Prix.

       Pops ends the day as the team have put the Mach Five back together again. Speed and company move all the parts to the track to complete the job there. Just as the race is staring, Speed drives away before Sparky can check the automatic jacks. At the track, Spritle meets Gizmo. The two boys get into a fight because Gizmo refuses to believe that Champion X is secretly his father who left racing years ago.

       The Mach Five and Zoomer eliminate all the competition in the match. It becomes a showdown between Speed and Zoomer. Sparky says he's noticed that one of the bolts on the automatic jacks has loosened. Speed and Zoomer go head on and as they crash in midair, Champion X's mask comes off from the impact. Gizmo has become injured by a flying tire that strikes him. However, Speed lies and says that he came to the track and Zoomer entered to stop him from being a car wrestler. Speed is visting Gizmo at the hospital and Zoomer admits that he's been bitter and resentful of Speed winning and this is the reason in what made him a car wrestler. He and Speed agree to legitimate race in the near future.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Gadge Zoomer, (Jack Curtis)
Mrs. Zoomer, (Corinne Orr)
Gizmo Zoomer, (Corinne Orr)
Slipshod Motors CEO, (Jack Grimes)
Wrestler Owner, (Peter Fernandez)
Hammer, (Jack Grimes)
Mechanic #1, (Jack Grimes)
Mechanic #2, (Peter Fernandez)
Mechanic #3, (Jack Grimes)
Nick, (Jack Grimes)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)




46.) Motorcycle Apaches
       Original Air Date: February 23, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Attack of the Auto Apache

       Somewhere in the American West, a tribe of motorcycle Apaches attack a convoy of trucks en route to the Space Development Base. Speed happens to be in the same region and wins the Southwest Grand Prix. During the course of the evening, Speed meets Mr. Skyhigh of the office of Space Development. He explains to Speed of the attacks the Apaches have been staging and then asks Speed to transport a shipment of Uraniumtane in the Mach Five.

       Skyhigh reveals to Speed that the convoy following him will serve as a decoy to trick the Apaches. However, one of the Apache spies is monitoring the meeting and falls through the roof of an adjacent building. Spritle and Chim Chim beat the spy up. Mr. Skyhigh assigns Spritle and Chim Chim the mission of delivering food to the base in a covered wagon, but on a different trail than Speed is using. In the desert, the motorcycle Apaches surround the wagon. They attempt to steal the food, but that is foiled when Spritle and Chim Chim make a big commotion. The Apaches ride off and leave.

       Meanwhile, one of the Apaches radios his leader, Geronimo, who orders his tribe to take arms for a showdown. The convoy of trucks quickly takes action by forming a circle around the Mach Five. Speed autojacks over the convoy to escape. The duel between Speed and Geronimo is short-lived and it results in both vehicles crashing. The box which contains the Uraniumtane falls out of the Mach Five and turns out to be rocks. Spritle and Chim Chim arrive at the Space Development Base and discover they were carrying the Uraniumtane the whole time.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Truck Driver, (Peter Fernandez)
Restaurant Owner, (Jack Grimes)
Mr. Skyhigh, (Jack Curtis)
Geronimo, (Jack Grimes)
Apache Spy, (Peter Fernandez)
Apache #1, (Jack Grimes)
Apache #2, (Peter Fernandez)
Apache #3, (Jack Grimes)
Convoy Driver, (Jack Curtis)
Convoy Gunman #1, (Jack Curtis)
Convoy Gunman #2, (Peter Fernandez)
Convoy Driver, (Peter Fernandez)
Cowboy, (Peter Fernandez)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)




47.) Car with a Brain
       Original Air Date: February 23, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Rebirth of the Monster Car

       Dr. McFife lives in the ruins of a castle that is nestled in the bonny hills of Scotland. He's a mad scientist who is waiting for his monster car to come to life. A lightning bolt from a storm strikes the car and it awakens. The monster car flattens buildings across the county and causes police cars to crash. The race track is flattened before it attacks the city. The Racer family is asleep in their hotel room and the noise from the monster car wakes them up. Speed runs in the garage to check the Mach Five, when the monster car crashes through a wall. Speed goes after it.

       The monster car lets out a blast and stops the Mach Five and the Defense Forces can't stop it. Speed's friends are out driving and hear the radio reporting the news about the monster car. The authorities hold Dr. McFife for questioning. The Tweed and Tartan Grand Prix is cancelled because of the destruction to the race course. They spot the Mach Five on its side and Speed is unconscious.

       Pops is convinced the monster car is being operating by an electronic brain. It crosses Crooked Straits on its way to Western Burrup County. Speed and Pops take off in the Mach Five. Trixie readies the helicopter and Sparky, Spritle and Chim Chim go along with her. Pops has also determined the car is powered by methyl alcohol. At Crooked Straits, the car is using a deflector ray as it deflects attacking fighter planes.

       The monster car dives into the waters of Crooked Straits. Speed chases the car in an attempt to board it. He sees a door open on the bottom of the car and drives in. But the impact flips the Mach Five upside down. A submarine rescues Speed and the Mach Five. He explains to Pops about the door and the information is given to the Defense Office.

       Meanwhile, the monster car has abducted a little girl in the county. The Defense Office has an electronic brain rattler to use aganst the monster car. Dr. McFife has disclosed when the car reaches the core of Defense Forces, it will blow itself up, and that will destroy the remainder of Burrup County. Speed vows to stop the monster car one and for all.

       Speed drives the Mach Five underneath the monster car and uses the homing robot to open the door. He autojacks the Mach Five into the monster car and installs the brain rattler, but is knocked unconscious when the car lurches. In the Mach Five's trunk is Spritle, who has stowed away once again. He wakes Speed up and they drive out of the monster car with the little girl. The monster car drives onto a mountaintop and explodes, marking the end of it. The little girl is reunited with her mother.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Dr. McFife, (Jack Curtis)
Policeman #1, (Jack Grimes)
Policeman #2, (Peter Fernandez)
Pedestrian #1, (Jack Curtis)
Pedestrian #2, (Peter Fernandez)
Pedestrian #3, (Jack Curtis)
Defense Officer, (Jack Curtis)
Radio Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Motorcycle Officer, (Jack Grimes)
Defense Official #1, (Peter Fernandez)
Submarine Officer, (Jack Grimes)
Submarine Captain, (Jack Curtis)
Missile Captain, (Jack Curtis)
Pedestrian, (Jack Grimes)
Defense Official #2, (Jack Grimes)
Defense Official #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Defense Official #4, (Jack Curtis)
Defense Officer, (Jack Curtis)
Defense Official #5, (Peter Fernandez)
Defense Official #6, (Jack Curtis)
Defense Officer, (Jack Grimes)
Mother, (Corinne Orr)
Little Girl, (Corinne Orr)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)




48.) Junk Car Grand Prix
       Original Air Date: March 1, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Junk Car Grand Prix

       From his mansion, Baron Von Vondervon is announcing that he is holding the Junk Car Grand Prix, in honor of his daughter, Yvonne Von Vondervon. She mysteriously vanished 12 years ago. The winner of the race will be entitled to the Baron's money and will be treated as if she were his real daughter. The rules of the race are read by the Baron's house speaker. A man by the name of Mr. Freeload guarantees a timid young woman named Lollie, that when she wins the race, she "might be more than rich."

       Mr. Freeload has eyes for the Baron's tie pin, a Superstar Topaz. Later, that evening, Speed cast his share of doubts, when he sees a young woman is repairing her car, but is impressed with her mechanical skills. In the girl's hair is a Topaz clip. The day of the race, Speed approaches the girl and learns that she and her group of children are orphans.

       While on the race course, Freeload is disguised as a woman and sideswipes all the cars he passes. He radios his heliflopter to fire "sleep capsules" at Speed and Trixie. Another heliflopter lowers to the orphans' car, but it crashes. In the aftermath of the heliflopter attack, the girl recovers from the car accident, but a group of thugs arrive on horseback, with Freeload in Lollie's car. He then discovers the orphan girl is really the Baron's long lost daughter, Yvonne Von Vondervon. Freeload abandons Lollie and kidnaps Yvonne for ransom. Trixie has discovered what has occured and remains in the race.

       Speed sets out in the Mach Five to find Yvonne. After a fight ensues, Speed finds her, but one of Freeload's thugs has abducted Trixie. This presents a problem for Speed when Mr. Freeload makes an offer to swap the girls and no harm will be done. But the key to the fiasco is Spritle and Chim Chim, who plant fire crackers in Freeload's pants. He and his men are now beaten and Trixie wins the Junk Car Grand Prix. The Baron and Yvonne reunite and she is honored at a lavish party. But Yvonne can't leave her family of children at the orphanage. The Baron decides to give half of his fortune to her, the other half to the children and invites them to live in the mansion.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Baron Von Vondervon, (Peter Fernandez)
Yvonne Von Vondervon, (Corinne Orr)
House Speaker, (Jack Grimes)
Lollie (Corinne Orr)
Mr. Freeload, (Jack Curtis)
Little Boy #1, (Corinne Orr)
Little Boy #2, (Corinne Orr)
Little Boy #3, (Jack Grimes)
Little Boy #4, (Corinne Orr)
Freeload's Assistant #1, (Jack Grimes)
Freeload's Assistant #2, (Jack Grimes)
Slim, (Corinne Orr)
Slim's Assistant, (Jack Grimes)
Girl Driver, (Corinne Orr)
Boy Co-Driver, (Peter Fernandez)
Helifopter Pilot, (Jack Grimes)
Helifopter Co-Pilot, (Peter Fernandez)
Gunman #1, (Peter Fernandez)
Bazooka Man, (Jack Curtis)
Henchman in Cave, (Jack Grimes)
Henchman in Cave, (Peter Fernandez)
Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)




49.) The Car in the Sky
       Original Air Date: March 1, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Desperate Balloon Escape

       Speed and his family are on their way to the Grand Prix, which is the key race for the World Racing Championship and their plane is forced down on to an island by a storm. On the island, they discover the radios in both the plane and the Mach Five have been smashed; every other passenger is in a hurry to get where they are going; there are no plants on the island, and that the island is most likely a forgotten top secret base used during a war. Since the island is uncharted Speed has no idea where to send the homing robot nor if the oxygen would last long enough to get help. Speed learns that one of the other passengers has brought advertising balloons.

       Using hydrogen from the base Speed turns the Mach Five into a dirigible, then they draw lots to see which three people will go to get help. After the drawing, Trixie gives her lot to a girl whose mother is dying, and the rich man buys a lot from one of the other winners. Spritle and Chim Chim stow away and force Speed to throw everything but food and water overboard. The rich man's suitcase is discovered to contain gold bars and later he steals one of the balloons and drifts off into the distance; eventually the rich man crashes into a mountain setting off the hydrogen. Speed arrives at the Grand Prix in time but instead takes the girl to her mother missing the race.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Pilot, (Peter Fernandez)
Co-Pilot, (Jack Grimes)
Mr. Bullion, (Jack Curtis)
Mr. Spindle, (Jack Grimes)
Susie, (Corinne Orr)
Older Man, (Jack Grimes)
Passenger #1, (Peter Fernandez)
Passenger #2, (Peter Fernandez)
Passenger #3, (Peter Fernandez)
Mechanic, (Jack Grimes)
Car Owner, (Peter Fernandez)
Mechanics, (Jack Grimes)
Race Official, (Jack Grimes)
Race Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Spectator, (Jack Curtis)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)




50.) The Trick Race
       Original Air Date: March 8, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: Counterattack of the Acrobat Clan

       The surviving members of the Car Acrobatic Team meet high in the Bavarian Alps, where their leader addresses them. It was exactly one year ago that Speed Racer and the Mach Five beat them in the Alpine Race. Captain Terror and the team vow that revenge is now at hand. Not only will they defeat Speed, but they will destroy him!

       Now, it is late at night and Speed is dreaming about the Great Alpine Race, the Car Acrobatic Team and Captain Terror's promise of revenge. Speed wakes up and is holding a letter that is from Captain Terror and his team. They have challenged him to another race. He jumps in the Mach Five in the dead of night and meets Racer X. He warns Speed that a professional racer doesn't compete in a grudge match. He encourages Speed to go back home and forget about it. But Speed ignores Racer X's advice and speeds away into the night.

       At the Racer home, Pops is ill with a fever. He wishes his long-lost son, Rex, to be with him at the moment. Pops recalls when Rex wrecked his new car at the Sunny Downs Track and ran away from home. He wishes that Rex will come home again. In a remote mountainous locale, a secret meeting is about to take place. It's the meeting of the International Spies Incorporated.

       Mr. Magneto is the agent who reveals that Racer X is a member of the International Secret Police and that he's been ruining their network operations around the world. He presents a secret film that was filmed secretly to the leader of the group, Mr. Supremo. It contains scenes from the Great Alpine Race. Speed and Racer X are heavily discussed by Magneto and Supremo while the film is running.

       Part of the film contains scenes from Gang of Assassins and The Dangerous Witness. It reveals that Racer X had previously foiled the agents in charge of their branches in Japan and Hong Kong. Mr. Magneto also discloses that Racer X is secretly Speed's older brother, who ran away from home years ago. Magneto is able to discern that Racer X's facial structure is very similar to that of Speed. It's proof they are brothers. The Car Acrobatic Team are discussed and it's known they are out for revenge, so this will have Racer X coming in to protect his younger brother. The spies are going to use Speed and the Car Acrobatic Team in a trick race to destroy Racer X.

       In the early morning, Speed and the Car Acrobatic Team meet. Little does each side know they have separately received a fake letter for the grudge race they are about to start on. Racer X is on his way to stop the race, which the spy syndicate has been anticipating. Their first scheme is to bomb Racer X and the Shooting Star. They fail in their attempt and Magneto tells Racer X their intent and he drives out as they pursue him. Magneto follows him and shoots Racer X. He's convinced Rex is dead, so he and his men go back to the hideout.

       Speed and the Car Acrobatic Team are keeping a close race, but it is halted when Racer X drives in Captain Terror's path. He has been shot shot by Mr. Magneto and the spy syndicate thinks they've succeeded in killing him. Racer X tells Captain Terror about the phony letters that led to the trick race and the Acrobatic Team's cars are planted with time bombs that will go off very soon. Speed, Racer X and the Acrobatic Team drive to the spy syndicate's hideout and park their cars in a circle around the building. Inside the room, Mr. Supremo and Mr. Magneto are celebrating their belief that Racer X is dead. Little do they know he isn't and in only a few seconds, a massive explosion engulfs the hideout and that is the end of the spies.

       Speed is suspicious that Racer X is his older brother who ran away from home, Rex Racer. He asks, "Are you my brother? Are you my brother, Rex Racer?" Racer X answers with a sucker-punch to Speed's stomach and renders him unconscious. Captain Terror exclaims to Racer X that he is Speed's brother and he can even see the resemblance under that mask. Racer X admits this to Captain Terror and takes the mask off. He vows to give up racing and is going to be a full-time secret agent without a name or country. He then bids farewell to the unconscious Speed.

       Just afterward, Trixie, Sparky, Spritle and Chim Chim have landed in the helicopter to locate Speed, who awakens and finds the mask of Racer X's beside him. He and the others all run around, calling Rex's name. But he is nowhere in sight. Speed promises to be the best racer in the world and to make him proud of his younger brother.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Mr. Supremo, (Jack Curtis)
Mr. Magneto, (Jack Grimes)
Hong Kong Agent, (Corinne Orr)
Captain Terror, (Jack Curtis)
Kobra, (Jack Grimes)
Agent, (Jack Curtis/Jack Grimes)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)




51.) Race Around the World, (Part 1)
       Original Air Date: March 15, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Greatest Race in History, (Beginning)

       Mr. Karat Goldminter is donating a fair amount of the purest gold to be offered as first prize in the Around the World Grand Prix. The race will start in Los Angeles and conclude in Tokyo, Japan. The race course is 25,000 miles long. Goldminter has even offered his daughter Lovelace to be the bride to the winner of the race. However, she and her partner Oscar, plan on scheming to disrupt the race so they can win. Meanwhile, Moms Racer is worried about Speed's safety. Jim Pearltone is covering the race for the network. In the driver's lounge, there appears to be talk about an absence of rules in the race. Two unsavory racers, Scrounge and Shade get into a discussion which leads to Speed's defending his idea of what personal honor means to him. It leads to a fight which is quickly settled. Lovelace disguises herself as a man and maintains that sports are just a more complex way of fighting.

       The race is ready to begin and this is the most important one in Speed's career. He is more concerned with practicality than romance and Sparky is his loyal assistant. Car #4 is being driven by Greed Scrounge and his assistant, Shade. They deliberately puncture one of the tires on Speed's car with a special gadget. In Miami, the racers abandon the formula cars for jet boats. A diver attaches a bomb to boat number 5. Speed and Sparky take the lead as they launch. Meanwhile, Spritle and Chim Chim have snuck aboard boat number 1, which is manned by Lovelace and Oscar. They take off next.

       Spritle happens to hear Lovelace predict that boat number 5 will have problems at any time. Speed's boat burst into flames and Spritle cries out. Speed and Sparky manage to extinguish some of the fire and boat 1 speeds by, dropping off Spritle and Chim Chim. Their arrival puts the fire out for good. Spritle tells Speed the driver of boat 1 planned the fire. Sparky gets the damage repaired and soon they are off to gain the lead.

       Lovelace and Oscar have difficulty when they hit some rocks and get shipwrecked. Boat 4 speeds by, piloted by Scrounge, and in its wake, flips over Lovelace's raft. But Speed comes to her rescue and fights off a hungry shark. Lovelace manages to steal another boat and plans to overtake Speed. At the entrance to the Amazon, the racers abandon their jet boats in exchange for propeller-driven kayaks. Lovelace slips into the lead and Oscar pollutes the river with branches he removes from the overhanging trees. Speed avoids these obstacles in the river by taking an overland trail.

       Thunderheads are building up as the racers exchange their kayaks for biplanes. Speed chooses to fly the VFR on top of the group. Scrounge and Shade use a heavy steel cable to shear off the wings of some of the planes. Speed attempts some heroic flying maneuvers, but Scrounge knocks him out of the race. Their plane quickly plunges downward. Are they out of the race for good?



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Spritle, (Corinne Orr)
Chim Chim, (Jack Grimes)
Jim Pearltone, Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Mr. Karat Goldminter, (Peter Fernandez)
Lovelace Goldminter, (Corinne Orr)
Oscar, (Jack Grimes)
Greed Scrounge, (Jack Curtis)
Shade, (Peter Fernandez)
Arabian Racer, (Jack Grimes)
Arabian Girl, (Corinne Orr)
Reporter, (Jack Grimes)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)




52.) Race Around the World, (Part 2)
       Original Air Date: March 15, 1968
       Written and Directed by: Peter Fernandez
       Original Title: The Greatest Race in History, (Conclusion)

       Part two begins with the previous episode's recap sequence. With their plane fatally damaged, Speed and Sparky bail out just in time. They land by parachute in the middle of the jungle. Speed thinks of a way to construct a raft to get them back in the race. The next part of the ordeal is to cross the straits between South America and Antartica in a submarine. Speed is able to catch up with the other racers. The next vehicle that must be used in the race is a snow tracker to cross Antartica.

       Lovelace and Oscar fall into a deep crevasse and only Speed and Sparky turn around to assist them. Spritle makes a big discovery when he discovers the driver of car 1 is a girl. Sparky repairs Lovelace's car and Spritle is explaining to Speed about Lovelace. Scrounge and Shade bury land mines under the snow drifts and Speed's tracker hits one of them. Sparky is able to construct an ice yacht from the remaining parts.

       The racers are now in jeeps crossing the Sahara Desert. Speed fastly approaches Scrounge, who has deliberately altered the number on the jeep to #1. He then throws grenades and Speed avoids them, but a giant sandstorm overtakes the racers. In the aftermath, they have the unenviable task of digging out the sand from around their jeeps to stay in the race. In Europe, the racers mount up in motorcycles with sidecars to cross the continent.

       Scrounge and Shade manage to pour gasoline on the road and light it on fire. Speed and Sparky crash and they wind up hanging off the edge of a steep cliff. The soft hand of Lovelace rescues them. Speed notices this at the time and perhaps Spritle was right with his previous observation of her. The racers take the canoes down the Rhine River, across the middle of Europe. In Moscow, the racers' cars are waiting for them. Speed sees the Mach Five at last. He glances toward the crowd and sees none other than the mysterious Racer X standing among the spectators.

       In Siberia, Lovelace runs out of gas while racing in the deserted wastelands. Speed stops and gives her his only spare gasoline supply. He then casually remarks to her why a girl is in the race. Just as luck would have it, Speed runs out of gas in the middle of nowhere. He's visibly upset over giving his only spare gasoline to Lovelace and his victory seems bleak. Out of nowhere, Racer X suddenly appears and he gives Speed a lecture about letting his personal feelings getting in the way of his racing. Speed starts crying and after a few moments, Racer X is gone. But Sparky sees he left an ample supply of gasoline for Speed to finish the race. He thanks Racer X, even though he is gone.

       In Vladivostok, only Scrounge and Lovelace have made it to the dock to get their cars loaded aboard the freighter. The race began with 200 cars, but only two entries are left. But Speed makes it and uses the autojacks to get onboard just in time. In Japan, the race has less than ten miles to go, with the Mach Five in the lead. Speed accelerates and passes Lovelace and Oscar. Scrounge is desperate and tries to run Speed off the course. To circumvent this treachery, Speed uses the autojacks and Scrounge and Shade go off the course and crash down a steep mountainside. An explosion is seen, marking the end for them.

       Speed crosses the finish line and wins the race. He is now the world champion racing driver. Speed is offered the gold and hand of Lovelace, but politely turns down both. He entered the race to compete against the top men and win the championship. Speed acknowledges Lovelace's identity and she finally reveals to her father that she is his daughter and competed in the race. They forgive each other. The victory parade follows with the thoughts of Speed and Racer X:

       "When I first started on the road of a professional racer, I had no idea how much training and skill and experience I would need, and how much help. I owe a debt of gratitude to Pops, Trixie, Spritle, Sparky, and even Racer X, wherever he is."

       "Speed suspected I'm his long lost older brother, but he never found out for sure. Now I'll be able to continue keeping an eye on him always. He's the greatest racing driver in the world now and he deserves the championship. I'm proud of him."

       In Tokyo, the Mach Five departs from the victory parade and Speed puts his visor down and says, "Come on Sparky, let's go. There are more races to be won." Sometime later, Speed drives to England and races through Stonehenge. The sun is lowering in the sky with the Mach Five driving on the road. His next destination is Athens, Greece. In the final scenes, Speed drives to the Parthenon Temple at the Acropolis. He accelerates the Mach Five around a corner and drives up a steep mountain road, with a Greek temple coming into view at sunset. In all his glory, Speed is the champion racing driver of the world.



Voice Cast & Character Credits:

Speed, (Peter Fernandez)
Racer X, (Peter Fernandez)
Trixie, (Corinne Orr)
Pops, (Jack Curtis)
Mom, (Corinne Orr)
Sparky, (Jack Grimes)
Jim Pearltone, Announcer, (Jack Curtis)
Mr. Karat Goldminter, (Peter Fernandez)
Lovelace Goldminter, (Corinne Orr)
Oscar, (Jack Grimes)
Greed Scrounge, (Jack Curtis)
Shade, (Peter Fernandez)
Arabian Racer, (Jack Grimes)
Arabian Co-Driver, (Jack Curtis)
Race Driver P, (Jack Grimes)
Narrator, (Jack Curtis)